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escapism Line breaks: es|cap¦ism
Pronunciation: /ɪˈskeɪpɪz(ə)m/

Definition of escapism in English:


[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.
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
informalpie in the sky

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