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Fantasy vs. Escapism

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Fantasynoun

That which comes from one's imagination.

Escapismnoun

An inclination to escape from routine or reality into fantasy.

Fantasynoun

(literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.

Escapismnoun

A genre of book, film etc. that one uses to indulge this tendency.

Fantasynoun

A fantastical design.

Escapismnoun

The performance of an escape artist.

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Fantasynoun

(slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

Escapismnoun

an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy;

‘romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life’; ‘his alcohol problem was a form of escapism’;

Fantasyverb

To fantasize (about).

Escapism

Escapism is mental diversion from unpleasant or boring aspects of daily life, typically through activities involving imagination or entertainment. Escapism may be used to occupy one's self away from persistent feelings of depression or general sadness.

Fantasyverb

(obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.

Fantasyverb

(transitive) To imagine; to conceive mentally.

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Fantasynoun

Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.

‘Is not this something more than fantasy ?’; ‘A thousand fantasiesBegin to throng into my memory.’;

Fantasynoun

Fantastic designs.

‘Embroidered with fantasies and flourishes of gold thread.’;

Fantasyverb

To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.

‘Which he doth most fantasy.’;

Fantasynoun

imagination unrestricted by reality;

‘a schoolgirl fantasy’;

Fantasynoun

fiction with a large amount of fantasy in it;

‘she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies’;

Fantasynoun

something many people believe that is false;

‘they have the illusion that I am very wealthy’;

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Fantasynoun

the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things

‘his researches had moved into the realms of fantasy’; ‘a fantasy world’;

Fantasynoun

a fanciful mental image, typically one on which a person often dwells and which reflects their conscious or unconscious wishes

‘the notion of being independent is a child's ultimate fantasy’;

Fantasynoun

an idea with no basis in reality

‘it is a misleading fantasy to suggest that the bill can be implemented’;

Fantasynoun

a genre of imaginative fiction involving magic and adventure, especially in a setting other than the real world.

Fantasynoun

denoting a competition or league in which participants select imaginary teams from among the players in a real sports league and score points according to the actual performance of their players

‘look at their dedication to fantasy leagues and the enormous minutiae of the stats they memorize’; ‘he's my second-round draft choice in fantasy baseball this year’;

Fantasynoun

a fantasia.

Fantasyverb

imagine the occurrence of; fantasize about

‘it is ludicrous to fantasy ‘disinventing’ the hydrogen bomb’;

Fantasy

Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama.

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