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Meaning of ESCAPISM

Pronunciation:  e'skeypizum

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

ESCAPISM is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: escape
 See Also: diversion, recreation



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alienation, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, blame-shifting, break, breakout, compensation, decompensation, defense mechanism, deliverance, delivery, dereism, dereistic thinking, displacement, dissociation, emergence, emotional insulation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, evasion, extrication, fantasizing, fantasy, flight, freeing, getaway, isolation, issuance, issue, jailbreak, leak, leakage, liberation, negativism, outlet, overcompensation, prisonbreak, projection, psychotaxis, rationalization, release, rescue, resistance, riddance, setting-free, sociological adjustive reactions, sublimation, substitution, vent, wishful thinking, wish-fulfillment fantasy, withdrawal