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ESCAPISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does escapism mean? 

ESCAPISM (noun)
  The noun ESCAPISM has 1 sense:

1. an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

  Familiarity information: ESCAPISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ESCAPISM (noun)


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Meaning:

An inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

escapism; escape

Context examples:

romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life / his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

Hypernyms ("escapism" is a kind of...):

diversion; recreation (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates)


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