Guilty pleasure

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A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite understanding that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird. For example, a person may secretly like a movie but will admit that particular movie is poorly made and/or generally seen as "not good." It can also be used to refer to one’s taste for foods that are considered to be advisable to avoid, especially for health reasons.[1][2]

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  • Schadenfreude – pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others


  1. ^ Fisher, Maryanne (May 14, 2010). "Why It's Good to Feel Guilty". Psychology Today. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Szalai, Jennifer (December 9, 2013). "Against "Guilty Pleasure"". The New Yorker. Retrieved January 19, 2016.

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