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Definitions of sensationalism:
  • noun:   the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    Example: "The tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
  • noun:   subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun:   (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
  • noun:   (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience

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