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Definition of "escapist" []

  • Indulging in or characterized by escapism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "escapist" in a sentence
  • "I use the term escapist advisedly, since it doesn't do justice to the past, any more than it hints at what present-day moviegoers might come to embrace."
  • "I have heard it suggested that in "escapist" or "speculative" fiction that history doesn't matter -- you're writing wacky crap anyway."
  • "What makes the Jack Flash sequences arguably escapist is not just their gaucheness but the vicarious thrill of his anti-establishment rebellion."