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escapism

noun [U] uk   /ɪˈskeɪ.pɪ.zəm/ us  
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
noun [C], adjective uk   /-pɪst/ us  
escapist literatureRunaways and refugees
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