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Definition of "pleasure-pain" []

  • In psychology, a collective term for pleasant and unpleasant affective processes. (noun)
  • In psychology, relating to the pleasant and unpleasant affective processes, collectively regarded: as, pleasure-pain theories, pleasure-pain experiments.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "pleasure-pain" in a sentence
  • "The pleasure-pain of fingers tickling down my spine."
  • "Let us, for example, consider a fundamental polarity, pleasure-pain."
  • "In the field of the emotions and feelings we find those dualities which are familiar to all: pleasure-pain; excitement-depression; confidence-fear; attraction-repulsion; love-hate."
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