Definition of sensationalism in English:

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sensationalism

Pronunciation: /sɛnˈseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

noun

[mass noun]
1(Especially in journalism) the presentation of stories in a way that is intended to provoke public interest or excitement, at the expense of accuracy: media sensationalism
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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