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  1. Ana Laura
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    Wink Ogle/leer

    Hello

    I would like to know if there is any difference between 'ogle' and 'leer'. Their meanings seem to be the same to me but I am not a native speaker so maybe I am wrong.

    Thank you very much.

    Ana

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    Re: Ogle/leer

    Ogle:(v.)

    "to look at someone with obvious sexual interest"

    Ogle: (v.) 2nd definition:

    "If you say that one person is ogling another, you disapprove of them continually staring at that person in a way that indicates a strong sexual interest."

    Leer: (v.)

    " (especially for men) to look at someone in an unpleasant and sexually interested way"

    Leer (v.) 2nd definition:

    "If someone leers at you, they smile in an unpleasant way, usually because they are sexually interested in you."

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    Woah, that's a tough one.

    After observing the definitions, I noticed only one difference. Leering seems to used usually when talking about men.

    "He was leering at his female co-worker."

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    Re: Ogle/leer

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
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    Woah, that's a tough one.

    After observing the definitions, I noticed only one difference. Leering seems to used usually when talking about men.

    "He was leering at his female co-worker."
    There's also the matter of usage. You 'ogle someone' but 'leer at someone'.

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    Re: Ogle/leer

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    There's also the matter of usage. You 'ogle someone' but 'leer at someone'.

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    Ah! Ah! Thanks for the extra info!

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