Adjective "escapist" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ɪˈskeɪpɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person who seeks distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially in the form of entertainment or fantasy.
  1. 'The film is a difficult sell with too much action blockbuster for heady purists, too much intelligence for popcorn escapists.'
  2. 'This is for the escapist: a place to stroll through coconut groves, lie on beaches, or admire a perfect sunset without seeing another soul.'
  3. 'Even hard core escapists are bound to be defeated by the generic tough-guy twaddle and the impersonal action sequences.'

adjective

Providing or seeking distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially in the form of entertainment or fantasy.
  1. 'the escapist desires of the moviegoing public'
  2. 'In the world of the Depression of the 1920s, and into the years of World War 2, Hollywood churned out an endless succession of highly stylised, escapist fantasies.'
  3. 'The actors speak directly to the audience, who are meant to realize they are watching a play, reacting thoughtfully instead of seeking emotional identification and escapist entertainment.'

Definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"entertainments can be escapist."

"people can be escapist."

"politicses can be escapist."

"literatures can be escapist."

"fantasies can be escapist."

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Origin

(escapism)