Definition of unpleasure in English:


Line breaks: un|pleas¦ure
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈplɛʒə


[mass noun] Psychoanalysis
  • The sense of inner pain, discomfort, or anxiety which results from the blocking of an instinctual impulse by the ego.
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    • It is a complex set of strategies for transforming submissiveness, pain, and unpleasure into sexual pleasure’.
    • She also connotes something that the look continually circles around but disavows: her lack of a penis, implying a threat of castration and hence unpleasure.
    • As a result, one must route through or around unpleasure in order to ‘avoid’ it.

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