Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Indulging in or characterized by escapism.

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  • adjective Intended for or tending toward escape; especially, used to avoid, deny, or forget about reality, as through fantasy.
  • noun Someone who wants to escape; especially from reality

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who escapes into a world of fantasy

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Examples

  • I use the term escapist advisedly, since it doesn't do justice to the past, any more than it hints at what present-day moviegoers might come to embrace.

    When Bad Times Make Good Movies

  • I have heard it suggested that in "escapist" or "speculative" fiction that history doesn't matter -- you're writing wacky crap anyway.

    Holy crap. This writing thing is all hard and stuff.

  • What makes the Jack Flash sequences arguably escapist is not just their gaucheness but the vicarious thrill of his anti-establishment rebellion.

    Essay Rant Thingy

  • The dismissal of fairy tales, myths and fantastic fiction as "sentimental" or "merely escapist" is nothing new.

    Touch Magic by Jane Yolen

  • Sometimes, it's just plain escapist fiction, fun for the writer to write and the reader to read.

    February 2008

  • Sometimes, it's just plain escapist fiction, fun for the writer to write and the reader to read.

    It's CRAP, I tell you!

  • Don't mention the escapists visiting Warcry code, as you will have to say the word escapist and thus break rule number 1. 3.

    WarCry Network : Latest News

  • Don't mention the escapists visiting Warcry code, as you will have to say the word escapist and thus break rule number 1. 3.

    WarCry Network : Latest News

  • Don't mention the escapists visiting Warcry code, as you will have to say the word escapist and thus break rule number 1. 3.

    WarCry Network : Latest News

  • Don't mention the escapists visiting Warcry code, as you will have to say the word escapist and thus break rule number 1. 3.

    WarCry Network : Latest News

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