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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sensationalistic; tending to sensationalize; characterized by sensationalism (the use of exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention).
  • n. One who indulges in sensational behavior or action
  • n. One who believes or espouses sensationalism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.
  • n. One who practices sensational writing or speaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metaphysics, a believer in or an upholder of the doctrine of sensationalism or sensualism: sometimes used adjectively.
  • n. A sensational writer or speaker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention

Etymologies

sensational +‎ -ist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At best, these weeklies printed what one white author termed “items generally not of interest to whites” at worst, they were called sensationalist and hostile to whites.

    THE REAL PEPSI CHALLENGE

  • This subject matter could easily result in sensationalist drivel, but instead Lankford has crafted an exciting and thought-provoking story which examines the feasibility of such an event, as well as its moral and physical implications.

    The Jesus Thief: Summary and book reviews of The Jesus Thief by J.R. Lankford.

  • He is frequently described as a sensationalist, but such a view is certainly incorrect.

    Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge

  • The screening of Club for a Fiver six months after the season ended jolted Sitton into sending a lengthy hand-written letter to the Leyton Orientear fanzine which, declaring an interest, I edited at the time, deriding a documentary "that at best can only be described as sensationalist and at worst totally inaccurate and unbalanced".

    The Guardian World News

  • And if Thomas's description seems sensationalist, that is hardly surprising, for the American did more than any other single person to turn Lawrence into a glittering multimedia global celebrity, a fable, a saint and a myth.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It can only be described as sensationalist and disgusting.

    Living Between Wednesdays

  • WOLFFE: I think this is a media environment which is sensationalist, that is manufacturing a story.

    Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

  • Pawlenty only thrives on delivering "sensationalist" speeches to undereducated Minnesotans that know no better.

    Pawlenty slams Dems on 'reckless' spending

  • My instinct is that it's a Victorian development, a response to the "sensationalist" approaches of Dickens, the popular "sensation novels," Gothic fiction, penny dreadfuls and dime novels.

    The Snark of Our Elders

  • The plot is kind of sensationalist and mundane (yes! at the same time): American girl goes to a European ballet academy, turns out European ballet academy is a coven of witches, and the students that don't get absorbed into the coven get killed in bloody, bloody ways.

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