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es·cap·ism

 (ĭ-skā′pĭz′əm)
n.
The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.

escapism

(ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm)
n
an inclination to or habit of retreating from unpleasant or unacceptable reality, as through diversion or fantasy
esˈcapist n, adj

es•cap•ism

(ɪˈskeɪ pɪz əm)

n.
the avoidance of reality by absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation or activity.
[1930–35]
es•cap′ist, adj., n.

escapism

1. the state of having wandering and imaginative thoughts in order to escape from reality. — escapist, n., adj.
2. the practice of engaging in activities that enable one to avoid having to deal with reality, as the persistent attendance at science-fiction films, reading of fantasy literature, etc.
See also: Thinking
the art or technique of escaping from chains, locked trunks, etc., as a form of entertainment. — escapist, n., adj.
See also: Performing
the art or technique of escaping from chains, locked trunks, etc., especially when exhibited as a form of entertainment. — escapist, n., adj.
See also: Escape
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escapism - an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

escapism

noun fantasy, dreaming, illusion, delusion, vision, fancy, mirage, hallucination, daydreaming, reverie, flight of fancy, pipe dream, figment of the imagination Romantic films are merely harmless escapism from a bleak world.
Translations
هُروب من الواقِع إلى الخَيال
eskapismevirkelighedsflugt
escapisme
eskapizam
légvárépítés
veruleikaflótti
eskapizmus
gerçeklerden kaçışkaçınmacılık

escapism

[ɪsˈkeɪpɪzəm] Nescapismo m, evasión f

escapism

[ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm] névasion f (fig)

escapism

nWirklichkeitsflucht f, → Eskapismus m (spec)

escapism

[ɪsˈkeɪpɪzm] nescapismo, evasione f (dalla realtà)

escape

(iˈskeip) verb
1. to gain freedom. He escaped from prison.
2. to manage to avoid (punishment, disease etc). She escaped the infection.
3. to avoid being noticed or remembered by; to avoid (the observation of). The fact escaped me / my notice; His name escapes me / my memory.
4. (of a gas, liquid etc) to leak; to find a way out. Gas was escaping from a hole in the pipe.
noun
(act of) escaping; state of having escaped. Make your escape while the guard is away; There have been several escapes from that prison; Escape was impossible; The explosion was caused by an escape of gas.
eˈscapism noun
the tendency to escape from unpleasant reality into day-dreams etc.
eˈscapist noun
, adjective.
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