Definition of guilty pleasure in English:

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guilty pleasure


Something, such as a movie, television program, or piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard: everybody has a guilty pleasure—for me, it has to be mid 70s disco [as modifier]: the average disaster movie falls into the ‘guilty pleasure’ category
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  • They like to say they cater guilty pleasures for adventurous movie fans.
  • In some ways, this movie almost seems like a guilty pleasure.
  • The result is a guilty pleasure that provides a shamefully enjoyable piece of brain-dead fun.

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Syllabification: guilt·y pleas·ure

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