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Word of the Day 07/19/20 Escapism

Escapism (noun)
escapism [ ih-skey-piz-uh?m ]


noun
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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