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escapism

escapism

noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpi-zəm\

: an activity or form of entertainment that allows people to forget about the real problems of life

Full Definition of ESCAPISM

:  habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine
es·cap·ist \-pist\ adjective or noun

Examples of ESCAPISM

  1. Reading romantic novels is for her a form of escapism.

First Known Use of ESCAPISM

1933

escapism

noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ESCAPISM

:  habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine
es·cap·ist \-pəst\ adjective or noun

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