Definition of escapism in English:

escapism

Line breaks: es|cap¦ism
Pronunciation: /ɪˈskeɪpɪz(ə)m
 
, ɛ-/

noun

[mass noun]
The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy: virtual reality offers a form of escapism
More 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.
Synonyms
fantasy, fantasizing, dreaming, daydreaming, daydreams, reverie, romance, illusion(s), fancy, imagination, flight(s) of fancy, pipe dreams, castles in the air, castles in Spain, wishful thinking, wool-gathering
informal pie in the sky

Derivatives

escapist

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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