anti-pleasure

adjective

an·​ti-plea·​sure ˌan-tē-ˈple-zhər How to pronounce anti-pleasure (audio)
-ˈplā-,
ˌan-tī-
: opposed or hostile to pleasure
She was a representative of the new, politically correct, anti-pleasure school of art people.Janet Malcolm

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-pleasure was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-pleasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-pleasure. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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