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es·cap·ist

 (ĭ-skā′pĭst)
adj.
Indulging in or characterized by escapism.

es·cap′ist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escapist - a person who escapes into a world of fantasyescapist - a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
daydreamer, woolgatherer - someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
Translations
تَهَرُّبي، مُتَهَرِّب من الواقِع
eskapistisk
légvárépítõ
sá sem stundar veruleikaflótta
kaçınmacı

escapist

[ɪsˈkeɪpɪst]
A. ADJescapista
escapist literatureliteratura f de evasión
B. Nescapista mf

escapist

[ɪˈskeɪpɪst]
adj [literature] → d'évasion
npersonne f qui fuit la réalité

escapist

njd, der vor der Wirklichkeit flieht, Eskapist(in) m(f)
adjeskapistisch; escapist fantasyunrealistische Fantasien or Phantasien pl

escapist

[ɪsˈkeɪpɪst]
1. adjd'evasione
2. npersona che cerca di evadere 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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