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Definition 1: (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sensationalism in the sense of this definition

(sensationalism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(... is a kind of sensationalism ) the predominant philosophical tradition in Great Britain since the 17th century

(... is a kind of sensationalism ) an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles

(... is a kind of sensationalism ) the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)

(sensationalism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 2: (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sensationalism in the sense of this definition

(sensationalism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(sensationalism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 3: the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where sensationalism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

Synonyms for sensationalism in the sense of this definition

(sensationalism is a kind of ...) the style in which newspapers are written

Definition 4: subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes - [noun denoting communication]

(sensationalism is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... are attributes of sensationalism) causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion

(... are attributes of sensationalism) not of such character as to arouse intense interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction

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