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Synonyms for escapism

Synonyms for escapism

an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy


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There was a mood of escapism between the two world wars, which is reflected in the styles - a sense of living now because you don't know when it will end.
He was struggling with personal issues and he says that he began taking drugs and felt a sense of escapism.
A slick slice of escapism, with a solid supporting cast, including Patrick J Adams and Rick Hoffman.
But pretty muc everything has been said befor We all know about Reacher's extraordinary power and app Child's brilliant use of spar prose and shocking pace, t sudden plot twists and turns and the brutal violence, all accompanied by the sense of pure escapism that C creates so convincingly.
I've been fishing for over 70 years - it's a form of escapism from life's troubles " said Newport veteran Nica Pritchard, 74.
Themadcap trio's hectic brand of imagination-firing daftness is in vogue and being silly is now fashionable again, but for Pappy's they say it's all about pure escapism.
Let The Good Times Roll: How Global Consumers are Using Leisure and Escapism to Cope with Recession
Cineworld Solihull, Sat 10am How To Train Your Dragon 2D (PG): Fabulous escapism.
Yes, doops is that good but even better he's not stuck in some nostalgia timewarp, instead bringing a writing talent for the ages to the daily operations of his generation, from weekend baby-daddys to Playstation escapism to the complicated "give a hoody a hug" racial politics of London 2008.
Of course, this is the kind of rags-to-riches escapism that we can depend on.
So the next time you feel like you need a moment of escapism, just log on and feel grateful you're not being chased by the paparazzi.
JUST as the TV series Lost has captured the imagination of those after a little escapism, The Sims: Castaway Stories is set to do the same for Sims fans who have grown tired of city life.
And be it out-of-this-world nature or luxurious escapism, the mirage still delivers in spades.
And I think that there is an escapism out there -- you'll see a little bit of an adjustment toward that.
This light read will please anyone looking for a little escapism.