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Meaning & Definition of Sensationalism in English

English

Sensationalism

/sɛnseʃənəlɪzəm/

noun

1. Subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes

    synonym:
  • sensationalism

2. The journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes

  • "The tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
    synonym:
  • sensationalism
  • ,
  • luridness

3. (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good

    synonym:
  • sensualism
  • ,
  • sensationalism

4. (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

    synonym:
  • empiricism
  • ,
  • empiricist philosophy
  • ,
  • sensationalism