escapism

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noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpi-zəm\

Definition of escapism

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

escapist

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Examples of escapism in a sentence

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

1933

First Known Use of escapism

1933


ESCAPISM Defined for English Language Learners

escapism

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noun es·cap·ism \is-ˈkā-ˌpi-zəm\

Definition of escapism for English Language Learners

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


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

escapist

\-pəst\play adjective or noun

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