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Definition of guilty pleasure in English:

noun

Something, such as a film, television programme, 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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  • Perennial favorites include losing weight, exercising, quitting smoking and even cutting back on guilty pleasures like chocolate.
  • Some songs are so catchy, they feel almost like guilty pleasures.
  • Celebrity gossip is my guilty pleasure.

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into French into Spanish
Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing