antipleasure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ pleasure

Adjective[edit]

antipleasure (comparative more antipleasure, superlative most antipleasure)

  1. Opposing pleasure.
    • 1998, Stella Resnick, The Pleasure Zone
      The old saw that if it feels too good it's probably illegal, immoral, or fattening is no joke. Deep down inside, many of us believe it. In fact, our entire culture, with its roots in Puritanism, has a distinct antipleasure bias.
    • 2003, Clifford L. Penner, Joyce Penner, The Gift of Sex
      To the degree that the church has been antisexual and antipleasure, it has failed to be consistent with our understanding of what the Bible has to say about sex within marriage.