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 film but will admit that particular film 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] For example, coffee is considered by many to be a guilty pleasure.[3]

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  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.
  3. ^ Santos, Roseane M.; Ph.D, Roseane M. Santos, M. Sc , Ph D. & Darcy R. Lima, M. D.; Lima, Darcy R. (2009-10-08). An Unashamed Defense of Coffee. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4535-3424-3.

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