escapism


escapism

noun

  1. the avoidance of reality by absorption of the mind in entertainment or in an imaginative situation, activity, etc.

noun

  1. an inclination to or habit of retreating from unpleasant or unacceptable reality, as through diversion or fantasy
n.

1933, American English, from escape (v.) + -ism.

n.

  1. The tendency to escape from daily reality or routine by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment.

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