escapism [ ih-skey-piz-uh?m ]
1. the avoidance of reality by absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation, activity, etc.
OTHER WORDS FROM ESCAPISM
es·cap·ist, adjective, noun
WORDS RELATED TO ESCAPISM
restraint, evasion, prevention, dodge, recession, flight, forbearance, departure, parry, delay, circumvention, recoil, retreat, escape, self-restraint, elusion, nonparticipation, shunning, eschewal
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Origin: First recorded in 1930–35; escape + -ism
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ESCAPISM
If nothing else, that clarity makes sports a healthy form of escapism.
HOMICIDE OR ACCIDENT IN TONY STEWART’S NASCAR SCANDAL?|ROBERT SILVERMAN|AUGUST 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not only is it the finest form of escapism yet invented by humans—even including laser tag, opiates and Temptation Island!
ALL THE WAYS CONTESTANTS ON ‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE’ HAVE TO BE CRAZY PERFECT|KELLY WILLIAMS BROWN|APRIL 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe, somewhere in our current favorite object of escapism, there is an obscure hunger to confront these hard facts.
DAENERYS GOES TO WASHINGTON: THE MODERN POLITICS OF ‘GAME OF THRONES’|JEDEDIAH PURDY|APRIL 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are escapism embodied, a dreamland, a scape of fantasy, the vale of telenovellas.
AFTER THE RAIN|SAM VAKNIN
If "escapism" be a need of man, cramped in his narrow personality, can any escape compare with the majesty of omnipresence?
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI|PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA
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