- 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 sensationalistic
I am all for criticizing the press, and demanding that we get more depth to a story than a sensationalistic headline.I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech|Arthur Chu|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were sensationalistic and vulgar toward DSK, and they were sensationalistic and vulgar toward Anthony Weiner.
What seems surprising to me is not her fame but the sensationalistic aspect of it.
There are at least three serious defects of sensationalistic empiricism as an educational philosophy of knowledge.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
It tends to put the same emphasis upon the external and sensationalistic aspects of human experience.Preaching and Paganism|Albert Parker Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for sensationalistic
- 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