anti-pleasure

adjective
an·​ti-plea·​sure | \ ˌan-tē-ˈple-zhər How to pronounce anti-pleasure (audio) , -ˈplā-, ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti-pleasure

: opposed or hostile to pleasure She was a representative of the new, politically correct, anti-pleasure school of art people.— Janet Malcolm

First Known Use of anti-pleasure

1847, in the meaning defined above

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