1(Especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement: media sensationalism
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- As has been pointed out, this is really a story of shoddy journalism and sensationalism, not the value of design in society per se.
- The publishers as well as the journalists of sensationalism have gained fortunes but certainly not honor.
- Going any deeper into speculation would be journalistic sensationalism.
2 Philosophy another term for phenomenalism.
- To swear the sensory intermediaries or observation sentences into truthfulness then, one has to capitulate to sensationalism or phenomenalism and forget physicalism.
- we must not adopt one standpoint, the standpoint of Idealism, or Sensationalism, or Phenomenalism, or any other conception of the world with a name of this kind.
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