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The narrative of so many fairy tales are timeless in so many different cultures, and they have been since the dawn of man. They represent escapism, but they all feature themes that have such poignancy in a modern world.
Lily Cole

Meaning of "escapism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ESCAPISM

escapism  [ɪˈskeɪpɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESCAPISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Escapism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ESCAPISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

escapism

Escapism

Escapism is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness.

Definition of escapism in the English dictionary

The definition of escapism in the dictionary is an inclination to or habit of retreating from unpleasant or unacceptable reality, as through diversion or fantasy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESCAPISM


apheliotropism
æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
apism
ˈeɪpɪzəm
apogeotropism
ˌæpədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
atropism
ˈætrəpɪzəm
caesaropapism
ˌsiːzərəʊˈpeɪpɪzəm
diageotropism
ˌdaɪədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diaheliotropism
daɪəˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diaphototropism
ˌdaɪəfəʊtəʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm
geotropism
dʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
heliotropism
ˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
hydrotropism
haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm
orthotropism
ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm
papism
ˈpeɪpɪzəm
phototropism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm
priapism
ˈpraɪəˌpɪzəm
rheotropism
rɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
theanthropism
θiːˈænθrəˌpɪzəm
therianthropism
ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm
thigmotropism
ˌθɪɡməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm
tropism
ˈtrəʊpɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESCAPISM

escape key
escape mechanism
escape pipe
escape plan
escape road
escape route
escape routine
escape shaft
escape valve
escape velocity
escape wheel
escaped
escapee
escapeless
escapement
escaper
escaping tendency
escapist
escapologist
escapology

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESCAPISM

aerotropism
allotropism
chemotropism
diatropism
galvanotropism
haptotropism
hemitropism
isotropism
malapropism
metopism
mugwumpism
nyctitropism
plagiotropism
pleiotropism
psilanthropism
sinapism
stereotropism
thermotropism
trophotropism
utopism

Synonyms and antonyms of escapism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ESCAPISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «escapism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of escapism

Translation of «escapism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESCAPISM

Find out the translation of escapism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of escapism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «escapism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

让人逃避现实的消遣方式
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escapismo
570 millions of speakers

English

escapism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पलायनवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الهروب من الواقع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эскапизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escapismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পলায়নী প্রবৃত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

évasion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelarian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wirklichkeitsflucht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

現実逃避
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현실 도피
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Escapism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thoát ly
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தப்பிக்கும் மனப்பான்மையுடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पलायनवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gerçeklerden kaçma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

evasione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

eskapizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ескапізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

escapism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυγής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontvlugting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

escapism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

virkelighetsflukt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of escapism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESCAPISM»

The term «escapism» is regularly used and occupies the 65.542 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESCAPISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about escapism

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10 QUOTES WITH «ESCAPISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word escapism.
1
Ken Adam
A studio allows me more freedom. You can create your own sort of reality which is actually more exciting than shooting on location. You can conjure up a complete atmosphere of escapism for the public.
2
Summer Altice
It would be easy to say that I want to play a role that was very much like myself, but more or less with acting, you get to be all these different things, and you aren't trying to be yourself, so it's escapism in a way.
3
Iggy Azalea
For me, visuals are as important as the music. I just love escapism and giving people something to escape to. To me, that's what art is.
4
Ben Barnes
I think escapism is very important, certainly in my life. I love nothing more than escaping into the world of a film or a novel. To be involved in creating that for other people is a privilege.
5
Josh Bowman
Everyone wants to escape, everyone's drawn to escapism to leave their lives for an hour or two, and we're all so curious as human beings.
6
Wayne Brady
My mom didn't let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It's all escapism.
7
Jordana Brewster
I think escapism is really important.
8
Meg Cabot
One of the biggest motivations for me with writing my books is to offer girls some escapism, especially girls who really need it, like I did.
9
Gary Carr
I studied the lives of jazz singers who would tour Europe, and... what I learned was life was big ride for them. They'd seen the dark side of humanity... but touring the world playing jazz, it was a truly carefree way of living. A great escapism, if you like.
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Lily Cole
The narrative of so many fairy tales are timeless in so many different cultures, and they have been since the dawn of man. They represent escapism, but they all feature themes that have such poignancy in a modern world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESCAPISM»

Discover the use of escapism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to escapism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Escapism
"What cultural product," Tuan asks, "is not escape?" In his new book, the capstone of a celebrated career, Tuan shows that escapism is an inescapable component of human thought and culture.
Yi-Fu Tuan, 2000
2
This Virtual Life: Escapism and Simulation in Our Media World
Distinguished psychologist Andrew Evansxamines this warping of reality, and asks where such a path will lead us.;he 21st century presents serious challenges to us all.
Andrew Evans, 2001
3
Escapism in the Novels of Philip Roth
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: PORTRAYAL OF ESCAPE Philip Roth masterfully weaves the theme of escapism throughout his novels. This thesis will examine how this idea is presented in five of his novels: The Ghost Writer, The Counterlife,  ...
Joni L. Silverstein, 2007
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New York Magazine
Comedy. and. escapism. aren't. to. be. cheaply. confused. And. perhaps. an. honest. cry. is. more. exhilarating. than. a. guffaw . . ." Movies/David Denby INVASION OF THE MOVIE SNATGHERS ". . .Staying. A play for all seasons: ...
5
The Problem of Hell: A Philosophical Anthology
Chapter 5 Value, Finality, and Frustration: Problems for Escapism? Andrei A. Buckareff and Allen Plug In recent papers, we have focused on the problem of hell from the perspective of Christian theism.1 We have argued for a theory of hell we ...
Joel Buenting, 2010
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Palestine Online: Transnationalism, the Internet and the ...
Because ofthese characteristics virtual mobility and online interactivity can also appeal to those who want to escape reality. Virtual escapism as discussed in Chapter one, the postmodern era encouraged a conception of the internet as being ...
Miriyam Aouragh, 2012
7
The Film Cultures Reader
Each chapter deals with one of the three central discourses of spectator- ship to emerge from the material I received from my respondents: escapism, identification and consumption respectively. Thus the first investigates the question of ...
Graeme Turner, 2002
8
Women's Movement: Escape as Transgression in North American ...
Quite apart from its implicit focus on return, the concept of escape harbors other ambivalent features; the very defmitions of the term and its cousin, escapism, contain within them both underlying longing and immediate dismissal all in one; ...
Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson, 2000
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Escapism
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Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster, 2011
10
The Essential Sangharakshita: A Half-Century of Writings ...
That was sheer escapism”? Buddhism simply sees that our situation is one of pain and suffering—or at least limitation, imperfection, frustration—and says “Get out of it.” This is just acting realistically, like escaping from that burning house.
Urgyen Sangharakshita, Sangharakshita (Bhikshu), Vidyadevi, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESCAPISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term escapism is used in the context of the following news items.
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A darker, grittier 'Phantom of the Opera' haunting Pantages
"But on top of that layer is a world of escapism in terms of theatrical escapism. You have painted scenery and painted illustrations. Then you ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Love & Mercy review: John Cusask and Paul Dano play Beach Boy …
The song-writing scenes bristle with a creative energy that seems to come from a deeper place, perhaps a type of escapism, because Pohlad ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
3
“Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness” by Jennifer Tseng: Not your …
... the highly literate, the thinkers and daydreamers, those prone to escapism, and those committed to learning a skill, those who could not afford ... «Martha's Vineyard Times, Jul 15»
4
Shop fitter targeted young girl grooming victims on WhatsApp
She said: “These offences were a form of escapism. “He seems to have switched off at the time of the offences without thinking at all. «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
5
Lucha Britannia: Mexico's iconic wrestling lands the UK to entertain …
And according to Vanderhorne, that means it's about much more than bonkers escapism. “I believe in the power of entertainment to both ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
6
'The Little Paris Bookshop' is a summer read rich in easy pleasures
But for many enthusiastic summer readers, the novel might be rescued not only by the escapism of the story – Who can resist floating on a ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
7
Nick Kyrgios: role models can let us down
It's a form of escapism in which we project our unfulfilled hopes and dreams onto others and, on the way, manage to relinquish personal ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
8
RE-VIEW: Time to face our own reality
For the most part, the audience wants escapism and suspension of reality. Unfortunately for these stories, it doesn't come more real than ... «Clarence Valley Daily Examiner, Jul 15»
9
1971 flashback: when kiddie flicks didn't rule summer
The split between escapism in the summer and “serious” films in the winter gets more severe each year, so the great stuff on TV right now is ... «CT News, Jul 15»
10
Frome Festival: Meet Elisita Kemp the artist behind ​the A Dancing …
Escapism and a sense of calm. It is a crazy, busy world we live in today. I have always had a love of beauty. I am a Pisces, a fish. We like the ... «Frome Standard, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Escapism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/escapism>. Jun 2019 ».
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