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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The world looks to Hollywood for escapism.
▪ But it is a form of escapism that is comforting to a great number of people.
▪ But no matter what trips your escapism triggers, City Week still wishes you and yours a big Merry Christmas.
▪ Every teenage fantasy, frustration and obsession is here as the naive youngsters exchange their drab existences for an alcohol-induced escapism.
▪ His equivalent of Edwardian leisured escapism is today's green movement.
▪ In September 1926 he settled for what appeared to be the only remaining solution: escapism.
▪ We wanted her relationship with Hannah to be characterized by less tension and anxiety and by neither overprotectiveness nor escapism.
▪ With empathy and encouragement, however, Sally was helped to identify her overprotectiveness and escapism.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1933, American English, from escape (n.) in the mental/emotional sense + -ism.


n. 1 An inclination to escape from routine or reality into fantasy 2 A genre of book, film etc. that one uses to indulge this tendency


n. an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy; "romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life"; "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism" [syn: escape]


Escapism is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an "escape" or dissociation from the perceived unpleasant, boring, arduous, scary, or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness.

Escapism (song)

is the sixth single by Japanese band Antic Cafe. The title track is featured on the album Shikisai Moment. The song peaked at No. 75 on the Japanese singles chart.

Escapism (album)

Escapism is the second studio album by Danish recording artist Fallulah, released on 4 February 2013 by Sony Music. It was released three years after her platinum selling debut album The Black Cat Neighborhood (2010).

It debuted and peaked at number two on the Danish Album Charts.

Escapism (disambiguation)

Escapism is a mental diversion or "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life.

Escapism may also refer to:

  • Escapism (album), a 2013 album by Danish recording artist Fallulah
  • Escapism (Antic Cafe song), a 2005 single by Japanese band Antic Cafe
  • Escapism Travel Magazine, a New York-based travel publication

Usage examples of "escapism".

Houdini was renowned for his escapism but in fact there were many great escapists who preceded him and many who were his contemporaries.

The escapism was overdone, but it was largely accomplished in concert with other children, with Bloch showing signs of leadership.

Utopia as anything that has been written during the last fifty years, with its innocent Rousseauian escapism, but even here dangers always lurk in the shadows, threatening to tear the gossamer security into fragments at the first sign of weakness.

Sheklov, not having seen the show, had no opinion at first, but by the time Ambow found a more promising victim he had a very firm opinion indeed, The series was decadent bourgeois non-representational escapism of the worst conceivable kind.

Ambition escapism and scholarships propelled me to Cambridge, ready to learn the scientific and social skills I needed to understand and change the world.