[sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm/
subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions or to excite and please vulgar taste.
the use of or interest in this subject matter, language, or style:
The cheap tabloids relied on sensationalism to increase their circulation.
the use of sensational language, etc, to arouse an intense emotional response
such sensational matter itself
(philosophy) Also called sensualism
(psychol) the theory that all experience and mental life may be explained in terms of sensations and remembered images
(aesthetics) the theory of the beauty of sensuality in the arts
1846 in philosophy, “theory that sensation is the only source of knowledge;” 1865, of journalism that aims to excite the feelings, from sensational + -ism.
[non-sens, -suh ns] /ˈnɒn sɛns, -səns/ noun 1. words or language having little or no or meaning. 2. conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd: to have tolerated enough nonsense. 3. impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior: He doesn’t have to take that nonsense from you. 4. something absurd or fatuous: the utter […]
- Nonsense correlation
noun 1. (statistics) a correlation supported by data but having no basis in reality, as between incidence of the common cold and ownership of televisions
noun, Psychology. 1. any of numerous letter combinations without meaning, used in learning experiments. noun 1. (psychol) a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning
- Nonsense triplet
nonsense triplet non·sense triplet (nŏn’sěns’, -səns) n. A codon that causes the premature termination of a growing polypeptide chain, thus producing incomplete protein fragments.