unpleasure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From un- +‎ pleasure.

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Noun[edit]

unpleasure (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Unpleasantness; displeasure.
  2. (psychology) A sense of internal discomfort opposed to pleasure, produced by impeded impulses from the ego.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 182:
      The life of the psyche also has at its disposal wishes whose fulfilment arouses unpleasure [transl. Unlust] – which seems a contradiction, but can be explained if we take into account the presence of the two psychical agencies and the censorship prevailing between them.