Definition of escapism in English:


Syllabification: es·cap·ism
Pronunciation: /əˈskāpˌizəm


The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.
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  • There was some fantasy, some escapism and a lot of joy in performing for my parents and my friends in school plays.
  • Entertainment provides escapism, even happiness for a lot of people.
  • It was sheer fantasy, sheer escapism.
fantasy, fantasizing, daydreaming, daydreams, reverie;
imagination, flight(s) of fancy, pipe dreams, wishful thinking, woolgathering
informal pie in the sky



noun& adjective
More example sentences
  • The interactive nature of chat rooms makes participation more serious than simple escapist fantasy, Mileham says.
  • But the important thing is to make sure they don't become escapists, mixing up reality and the imaginary world.
  • Escapist entertainment does not get much better than this.

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