1. escapism

noun. ['ɪˈskeɪˌpɪzəm'] an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy.


  • recreation
  • diversion


  • arrive
  • confront
  • inactivity

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Rhymes with Escapism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Sentences with escapism

1. Noun, singular or mass
Daydreaming has also been linked with escapism in adults and children alike.

Quotes about escapism

1. Reader's Bill of Rights1. The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. The right to escapism 7. The right to read anywhere 8. The right to browse 9. The right to read out loud 10. The right to not defend your tastes
- Daniel Pennac

2. My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.
- Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

3. Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.
- J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu