[ih-skey-piz-uh m] /ɪˈskeɪ pɪz əm/
the avoidance of reality by absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation, activity, etc.
an inclination to or habit of retreating from unpleasant or unacceptable reality, as through diversion or fantasy
in the figurative sense, 1930 (adj.); 1933 (n.), from escape + -ist.
1933, American English, from escape (v.) + -ism.
escapism es·cap·ism (ĭ-skā’pĭz’əm)
The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.
[ih-skey-pol-uh-jee, es-key-] /ɪ skeɪˈpɒl ə dʒi, ˌɛs keɪ-/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. the method or skill of extricating oneself from handcuffs, chains, etc., as of a magician or other performer. /ˌɛskəˈpɒlədʒɪst/ noun 1. an entertainer who specializes in freeing himself or herself from confinement Also called escape artist n. performer who specializes in getting out […]
[ih-skey-pol-uh-jee, es-key-] /ɪ skeɪˈpɒl ə dʒi, ˌɛs keɪ-/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. the method or skill of extricating oneself from handcuffs, chains, etc., as of a magician or other performer.
[es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-goh] /ɛs karˈgoʊ; English ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊ/ noun, plural escargots [es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-gohz] /ɛs karˈgoʊ; English ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊz/ (Show IPA). French. 1. an edible snail. /ɛskarɡo/ noun 1. a variety of edible snail, usually eaten with a sauce made of melted butter and garlic n. “edible snail,” 1892, from French escargot, from Old French […]
[es-kuh-rohl] /ˈɛs kəˌroʊl/ noun 1. a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads. Compare (def 1). /ˈɛskərəʊl/ noun 1. (US & Canadian) a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads n. 1897, from French escarole, from Italian scariola, from Late Latin escariola.