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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Metaph.) An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.
  • noun One who practices sensational writing or speaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sensational +‎ -ist.

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

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

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2009

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

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2009

  • 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

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