Definition of escapism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm//
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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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: escapism