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1. sensationalism

noun. ['sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlɪzəm'] (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience.

Synonyms

  • experimentalism
  • logical positivism
  • empiricism
  • positivism
  • British empiricism
  • philosophical doctrine
  • philosophical theory

Antonyms

  • negativity
  • environmentalism
  • hereditarianism
  • approval

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • sensational (English)
  • -al (English)

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Rhymes with Sensationalism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Sentences with sensationalism


1. Noun, singular or mass
John McLean purchased the paper in 1905 and used sensationalism to report the news.

2. sensationalism

noun. ['sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlɪzəm'] the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes.

Synonyms

  • journalese

Antonyms

  • unhappy
  • dissatisfy

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • sensational (English)
  • -al (English)

3. sensationalism

noun. ['sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlɪzəm'] (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good.

Synonyms

  • philosophical theory
  • sensualism

Antonyms

  • belief
  • unbelief
  • displeased

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • sensational (English)
  • -al (English)

4. sensationalism

noun. ['sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlɪzəm'] subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes.

Synonyms

  • content
  • sensational
  • unsensational
  • subject matter
  • substance

Antonyms

  • unsensational
  • discontent
  • rejection
  • unimpressive

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • sensational (English)
  • -al (English)
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