- the doctrine that the good is to be judged only by the gratification of the senses.
- the doctrine that all ideas are derived from and are essentially reducible to sensations.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sensationalismsen·sa·tion·al·ist, noun, adjectivesen·sa·tion·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·sen·sa·tion·al·is·tic, adjective
Words nearby sensationalism
Example sentences from the Web for sensationalism
The history of journalism is filled with hoaxes, sensationalism, and widespread misconceptions.I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech|Arthur Chu|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of his kinder letters of recommendation warned that his scholarship was “open to the charge of sensationalism.”Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both presented themselves as victims of media sensationalism.
She said the drug bridge drew the predictable sensationalism from a press throng that took its drug use cues from tamer festivals.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On television, Brzezinski and others are attempting to be more sensitive to the implications of easy sensationalism.Should TV News Show Elliot Rodger’s ‘Retribution’ Video?|Lloyd Grove|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It must aim at getting a majority on its side, and this it can only do by sensationalism.The New Society|Walther Rathenau
His men understood him perfectly, and nobody within barrack walls had an idea of the potential sensationalism of his words.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
When they are not impostures, a careful investigation will show that they are the effect of pulpit sensationalism.Morality Without God|M. M. Mangasarian
There was no need of exaggeration—of any penny-a-line news, or of any sensationalism.Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa|Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
This book is fitted to keep it alive without descending to improbability or cheap sensationalism.What Happened to Inger Johanne|Dikken Zwilgmeyer
British Dictionary definitions for sensationalism
- the doctrine that knowledge cannot go beyond the analysis of experience
- ethics the doctrine that the ability to gratify the senses is the only criterion of goodness