Definition of Escapist

1. Noun. A person who escapes into a world of fantasy.

Exact synonyms: Dreamer, Wishful Thinker
Generic synonyms: Daydreamer, Woolgatherer
Derivative terms: Dream, Escape, Escapism



Definition of Escapist

1. Adjective. Intended for or tending toward escape; especially, used to avoid, deny, or forget about reality, as through fantasy. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who wants to escape; especially from reality ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escapist

1. one given to escapism [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Escapist

escape velocity
escape ventricular contraction
escape wheel
escaped
escapee
escapees
escapement
escapements
escaper
escapers
escapes
escapeth
escaping
escapism
escapisms
escapist (current term)
escapists
escapologies
escapologist
escapologists
escapology
escar
escarbuncle
escarbuncles
escargatoire
escargatoires
escargot
escargots
escarole
escaroles

Literary usage of Escapist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Research and Intervention: Preventing Substance Abuse in Higher Education by Clement Vonnie V. (1997)
"escapist drinking is an irresponsible way to avoid anxiety, unpleasantness ... escapist drinking also may be triggered by impulse expression needs common to ..."

2. Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers by John P. Allen, Megan Columbus (1997)
"In addition, some research suggests that escapist drinking may be an indicator of problem drinking among older individuals. ..."

3. Stress Management in Work Settings by Lawrence R. Murphy (1993)
"For instance, uncertainty about continued employment has been found to be related to low job satisfaction, low life satisfaction, low self esteem, escapist ..."

4. No Turning Back: Generations and the Genderquake by Helen Wilkinson (1994)
"0 escapist: escapist people are open to seeing things which are not necessarily really there; enjoy being able to escape into a world of make believe; ..."

5. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell (1996)
"... to find Animal Farm subtitled "A Fairy Story", for we are accustomed to think of the fairy- story as the escapist form of literature par excellence. ..."

6. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"BLITHE SPIRIT An Improbable Farce BY NOEL COWARD OF all those playwrights who sought diligently for escapist drama inspirations during the early, ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"He regards the artisan as an escapist; having attempted in vain to answer the question —'Why was I born?'—he has sought 'escape' by plunging into that form ..."

8. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1844)
"... acid eas escapist from the chamber by the seams of the principal doorway. This is secured by dosine il imperfectly, so that it may admit of the passage ..."

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