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English definition of “escapism”

escapism

noun [U]     /ɪˈskeɪ.pɪ.zəm/
a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life , especially by thinking , reading , etc. about more exciting but impossible activities : These adventure movies are pure escapism. For many people going on holiday is a form of escapism.Unreal things and unreality escapist     /-pɪst/ noun [C], adjective escapist literature Runaways and refugees
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