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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy.

Usage examples (34)
  • His alcohol problem was a form of escapism
  • OK, call it escapism from the reality of what was happening in Massachusetts, if you must.
  • To me, 'escapism' is akin to a 'popcorn' flick, something that doesn't take a lot of effort to enjoy.
  • So yes escapism is more popular than hard science fiction. for more
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