- the use of strongly emotional subject matter, or wildly dramatic style, language, or artistic expression, that is intended to shock, startle, thrill, excite, etc.
- Philos. the belief that all knowledge is acquired through the use of the senses
When the story was leaked, the sensationalism of the scandal made it impossible for the politician to go out in public without paparazzi photographers following him.
An example of sensationalism is a magazine that follows celebrities around and often exaggerates or makes up stories about those celebrities to sell papers.
- a. The use of sensational matter or methods, especially in writing, journalism, or politics.b. Sensational subject matter.c. Interest in or the effect of such subject matter.
- Philosophy The theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge.
- The ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion of good.
- 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.
- (philosophy) A theory of philosophy that all knowledge is ultimately derived from the senses.
From sensational +"Ž -ism.
- This is rather unusual, but since the focus of the show tends to be about "big" people finding love, and considering the sensationalism that reality TV can sometimes create, it's not surprising.
- Today's couples, however, have many different options for creating incredibly unique cakes to celebrate their nuptials with sweet sensationalism.
- Esoteric Sensationalism - Esoteric Sensationalism offers Cut 'n' Mix software.
- Of nearly all the books in this class it may be said that they deal largely in sensationalism and pornography, though it does not follow that their language is either coarse or licentious.
- Condillac's sensationalism - Locke's philosophy purged of its more ideal if less logical elements - leading on to materialism in J.