Definition of guilty pleasure in English:

guilty pleasure

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’
    • ‘It's been a bad year for good movies, but it's been a great one for guilty pleasures.’
    • ‘As a display of scenery-chewing bombast, it might even have been an enjoyable guilty pleasure.’
    • ‘It's at best a guilty pleasure and at worst your typical teen flick.’
    • ‘I can see how a film like this could be a guilty pleasure, but life is too short to watch trash like this.’
    • ‘Celebrity gossip is my guilty pleasure.’
    • ‘Just as everyone else has their own list of guilty pleasures, so everyone has their own list of overrated standouts.’
    • ‘Some songs are so catchy, they feel almost like guilty pleasures.’
    • ‘Perennial favorites include losing weight, exercising, quitting smoking and even cutting back on guilty pleasures like chocolate.’
    • ‘You can actually get away with corny jokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for your friends.’
    • ‘They like to say they cater guilty pleasures for adventurous movie fans.’
    • ‘The result is a guilty pleasure that provides a shamefully enjoyable piece of brain-dead fun.’
    • ‘He created the kind of blockbusters that were more than a guilty pleasure.’
    • ‘In some ways, this movie almost seems like a guilty pleasure.’
    • ‘It's a fondness I can't reconcile with any feminist leanings I might have, so I've learned to embrace it as a guilty pleasure.’
    • ‘It may only be a guilty pleasure, but at least this one won't go straight to your thighs.’
    • ‘A lot of reporters have for a long time read blogs - often ones run by their friends - as a sort of guilty pleasure.’
    • ‘The movie is exactly what it needs to be to succeed: trashy, dumb, and flashy - in short, one of the guiltiest pleasures to reach multiplexes this year.’
    • ‘So basically, this is a "guilty pleasure" cd for me.’
    • ‘It's probably their most recognisable track and contains a guilty pleasure thanks to its chant-along chorus and welcome sense of familiarity.’
    • ‘Now in its fourth series, the show is a gold-plated guilty pleasure.’