The definition of an escapist is someone who escapes from reality and retreats into fantasy.
A person who reads romance novels all day to escape her boring love life is an example of an escapist.
characterized by, expressing, or catering to escapism
a person whose behavior, writing, etc. is escapist
Indulging in or characterized by escapism.
(comparative more escapist, superlative most escapist)
- He liked to indulge in escapist fantasy.
- The addictive personality was described as escapist, impulsive, dependent, devious, manipulative, and self-centered.