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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“Anti-pleasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-pleasure. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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