- 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
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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
Fellini had actual press photographers on set to leak tidbits to keep the sensationalism around the film alive.Exposed: Paparazzi vs. the Stars Over the Past 50 Years|Sarah Moroz|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she warns against the sensationalism that such studies spark.Can Food Make You Infertile? Foods to Eat and Avoid|Anneli Rufus|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Stewart's outrage at the sensationalism and superficiality of cable is largely on target.
He abhorred the intricacies of sexuality in fiction as strongly as he abhorred modern "sensationalism."Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II)|Edmund Downey
Sensationalism is the florid hectic of art's decay, whether in painting or in literature.The Old Masters and Their Pictures|Sarah Tytler
Sensationalism, too, as a psychological theory in the history of thought has always been associated with materialism.The Will to Doubt|Alfred H. Lloyd
I have observed that Viscount Jellicoe avoids any approach to sensationalism.
It is the national habit in literature and religion to call that sensationalism which we ourselves cannot do.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
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