Escapism



[ih-skey-piz-uh m] /ɪˈskeɪ pɪz əm/

noun
1.
the avoidance of reality by absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation, activity, etc.
/ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm/
noun
1.
an inclination to or habit of retreating from unpleasant or unacceptable reality, as through diversion or fantasy
n.

1933, American English, from escape (v.) + -ism.

escapism es·cap·ism (ĭ-skā’pĭz’əm)
n.
The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.

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