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  Definition of sensationalism
  1. (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
  2. (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
  3. the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes; "the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
  4. subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
Similar Words: empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensualism, luridness

 

Hyponyms: British empiricism, experimentalism, positivism, logical positivism

 

Attributes: sensational, unsensational

 

 
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