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- 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
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.
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.
He is frequently described as a sensationalist, but such a view is certainly incorrect.
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".
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.
It can only be described as sensationalist and disgusting.
WOLFFE: I think this is a media environment which is sensationalist, that is manufacturing a story.
Pawlenty only thrives on delivering "sensationalist" speeches to undereducated Minnesotans that know no better.
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 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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