escapism escapism  /ɪ ˈskeɪ ˌpɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

Usage(s):

  1. Beverly Hills Chihuahua has more than just escapism going for it.
  2. Sunny escapism made the singer rich.
  3. Shed, any inhibitions about raw escapism.

News

  1. Summer Tune-Up Series: Wartime Dramas, Cancer Battles Provoke at Stripped-Down Musical Series

    A 9-year-old girl with leukemia and a war correspondent kidnapped and bound in a Middle Eastern cell do not sound like typical subjects for American musicals, a form often associated with jubilance and escapism. They sound like more CNN headlines or Oscar-bait movies. But two musicals about just the...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Broward-Palm Beach New Times

  2. Review: Muhlenberg presents an embraceable 'Crazy for You'

    Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre director Charles Richter is a passionate fan of old-style Broadway musicals, which offered the promise of theatrical escapism, lots of singable music, exuberant dancers and gaudily dressed chorus girls in skimpy skirts.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

Quotes

  1. "People were going, 'What are you going to do about things?' I mean, hell, I can't stick my finger in that hole. Everybody wishes they could," Buffett told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "What I'm best at is two hours of escapism for people...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jimmy Buffett Source: NewsBusters (blog)

  2. Johnny says of the island, "It's my way of trying to return to normalcy. Escapism is survival to me. I don't think I'd ever seen any place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It's instant freedom. And that rare...
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Johnny Depp Source: Hollyscoop

  3. "I will bring Wolverine to Mexico City on May 26 to provide a moment of fun, escapism and a treat for some of the loyal fans of the comic," Jackman said on his Twitter page.
    on May 10, 2009 By: Hugh Jackman Source: CBC.ca

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