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Sensationalism

Sen`sa´tion`al`ism
n.1.(Metaph.) The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; - opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.
2.The practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel.
Noun1.sensationalism - subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
2.sensationalism - the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes; "the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
Synonyms: luridness
3.sensationalism - (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
Synonyms: sensualism
4.sensationalism - (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
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