escapist
adjective or noun see escapism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Escapist — may refer to: *The Escapist (website), an online games advocacy magazine * The Escapist (magazine), an online games culture magazine *The Escapist (character), a comic book character * Escapist , a song by Nightwish on their album Dark Passion… …   Wikipedia

  • escapist — [e skāp′ist, i skāpist] adj. characterized by, expressing, or catering to escapism n. a person whose behavior, writing, etc. is escapist * * * es·cap·ist (ĭ skāʹpĭst) adj. Indulging in or characterized by escapism.   es·capʹist n. * * * …   Universalium

  • escapist — [e skāp′ist, i skāpist] adj. characterized by, expressing, or catering to escapism n. a person whose behavior, writing, etc. is escapist …   English World dictionary

  • escapist — ESCAPÍST, Ă adj., s. m. f. (adept) al escapismului. (< engl. escapiste) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • escapist — in the figurative sense, 1930 (adj.); 1933 (n.), from ESCAPE (Cf. escape) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • escapist — [[t]ɪske͟ɪpɪst[/t]] ADJ GRADED Escapist ideas, activities, or types of entertainment make people think about pleasant or unlikely things instead of the uninteresting or unpleasant aspects of their life. ...a little escapist fantasy …   English dictionary

  • escapist — 1. adjective Intended for or tending toward escape; especially, used to avoid, deny, or forget about reality, as through fantasy. He enjoys reading escapist fiction in his free time …   Wiktionary

  • escapist — adj. Escapist is used with these nouns: ↑entertainment, ↑fantasy …   Collocations dictionary

  • escapist — escapism ► NOUN ▪ the seeking of distraction from reality by engaging in entertainment or fantasy. DERIVATIVES escapist noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • escapist — Synonyms and related words: Don Quixote, Quixote, alcoholic, alternating personality, antisocial personality, daydreamer, disordered personality, disturbed personality, double personality, dreamer, dreamer of dreams, drug user, dual personality,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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