[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 doctrine that the good is to be judged only by the gratification of the senses.
the doctrine that all ideas are derived from and are essentially reducible to sensations.
the use of sensational language, etc, to arouse an intense emotional response
such sensational matter itself
(philosophy) Also called sensualism
the doctrine that knowledge cannot go beyond the analysis of experience
(ethics) the doctrine that the ability to gratify the senses is the only criterion of goodness
(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
[sen-sey-shuh-nl-ahyz] /sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), sensationalized, sensationalizing. 1. to make sensational. sensationalize /sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to cause (events, esp in newspaper reports) to seem more vivid, shocking, etc, than they really are
adjective 1. producing or designed to produce a startling effect, strong reaction, intense interest, etc., especially by exaggerated, superficial, or lurid elements: a sensational novel. 2. extraordinarily good; conspicuously excellent; phenomenal: a sensational quarterback. 3. of or relating to the senses or sensation. adjective 1. causing or intended to cause intense feelings, esp of curiosity, […]
[sen-sey-shuh-niz-uh m] /sɛnˈseɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. a theory of psychology maintaining that experience consists solely of sensations.
noun 1. any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready. 2. these faculties collectively. 3. their operation or function; sensation. 4. a feeling or perception produced through the […]
noun 1. a novel (1811) by Jane Austen.