dereism

dereism

[dee-ree-iz-uhm, dey-rey-]
noun Psychology.

Origin:
< Latin dē rē, literally, away from the matter + -ism

dereistic, adjective
dereistically, adverb
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dereism de·re·ism (dē-rē'ĭz'əm, dē'rē-)
n.
Mental activity that is absorbed in fantasy, lacking any connection to the external world or reality.


de're·is'tic adj.
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