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Bystander vs. Spectator — What's the Difference?

Bystander vs. Spectator — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bystander and Spectator

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Bystander

A person who is present at an event without participating in it.

Spectator

An observer of an event, especially a sports contest.

Bystander

A person who, although present at some event, does not take part in it; an observer, witness, or spectator.

Spectator

One who watches an event; especially, an event held outdoors.
The cheering spectators watched the fireworks.

Bystander

One who stands near; a spectator; one who has no concern with the business transacting.
He addressed the bystanders and scattered pamphlets among them.
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Spectator

One who on; one who sees or beholds; a beholder; one who is personally present at, and sees, any exhibition; as, the spectators at a show.

Bystander

A nonparticipant spectator

Spectator

A close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind);
The spectators applauded the performance
Television viewers
Sky watchers discovered a new star

Spectator

A woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel

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