Synonyms of 'ivory tower'
seclusionDictionary, remoteness, unreality
In their ivory tower they don't realise how pernicious it is.
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A refuge is a place where you go for safety and protection, for example from violence or from bad weather.
We climbed up a winding track towards a mountain refuge.
A retreat is a quiet, isolated place that you go to in order to rest or to do things in private.
He spent yesterday in his country retreat.
Thesaurus for ivory tower from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe someone as living in an ivory tower , you mean that they have no knowledge or experience of the practical problems of everyday life.