Definitions for sensationalismsɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sen•sa•tion•al•ismsɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm(n.)
the use of sensational subject matter or style.
the philosophic doctrine that the good is to be judged only by the gratification of the senses.
Origin of sensationalism:
subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
"the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
(philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism(noun)
(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
The use of sensational subject matter, style or methods, or the sensational subject matter itself; behavior, published materials, or broadcasts that are intentionally controversial, exaggerated, lurid, loud, or attention-grabbing. Especially applied to news media in a pejorative sense that they are reporting in a manner to gain audience or notoriety but at the expense of accuracy and professionalism.
A theory of philosophy that all knowledge is ultimately derived from the senses.
the doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; -- opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism
the practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel
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