escapist escapist

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who escapes into a world of fantasy

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Usage(s):

  1. The Sims may be the most popular PC game of all time, but there are plenty of players who don't find it escapist enough.
  2. Maybe I'm just taking a basically sexy, escapist show too seriously.
  3. Aliens never forgets that its basic business is escapist, provided, of course, that your idea of escape is to give yourself over to a 2-hr.

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  1. In contrast, American viewers "love escapist, uplifting products," Ancier said _ although he notes that a number of US-born shows, "Ugly Betty" and "House" among them, are popular abroad.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Garth Ancier Source: Washington Post

  2. Earlier Saturday, Roncon said: "I think that there's a lot of doom and gloom out there right now, we're right smack dab in the middle of February and people just are looking for something escapist."
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Teresa Roncon Source: Orleans Star

  3. "This is classic, escapist fun," says Stephen Moyer, who co-stars as the 173-year-old Bill. "You can read it on so many levels. It can be an hour of escapist drama. You also can watch it for comedy, suspense, as a thriller, as a horror. It's...
    on May 27, 2010 By: Stephen Moyer Source: USA Today

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