Definition of escapism in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈskāpˌizəm/


The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.
Example sentences
  • 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

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Syllabification: es·cap·ism

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