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escapism

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noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpi-zəm\

Simple Definition of escapism

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

Full Definition of escapism

  1. :  habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine

es·cap·ist play \-pist\ adjective or noun

Examples of escapism

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



1933

First Known Use of escapism

1933


Medical Dictionary

escapism

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noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpiz-əm\

Medical Definition of escapism

  1. :  habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine

  2. es·cap·ist \-pəst\play adjective or noun




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