Definition of sensationalism
sensationalistplay \-list\ adjective or noun
sensationalisticplay \-ˌsā-shnə-ˈlis-tik, -shə-nə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
Examples of sensationalism in a Sentence
The network was accused of sensationalism in its reporting.
Recent Examples of sensationalism from the Web
His work, the most popular exhibit in the site’s gallery, shows little concern for sensationalism.
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SENSATIONALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sensationalism for English Language Learners
: the use of shocking details to cause a lot of excitement or interest
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