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Definition of escapism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

escapism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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an activity, a form of entertainment, etc. that helps you avoid or forget unpleasant or boring things the pure escapism of adventure movies For John, books are a form of escapism.
NAmE//ɪˈskeɪpɪst//
 
adjective escapist entertainment/fantasies romantic novels and other escapist literature
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