sensationalist

sensationalist
sensationalism NOUN (in the media) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement.
DERIVATIVES sensationalist noun & adjective sensationalistic adjective.

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  • Sensationalist — Sen*sa tion*al*ist, n. 1. (Metaph.) An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism. [1913 Webster] 2. One who practices sensational writing or speaking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sensationalist — 1847 in philosophy; 1868 of writers; from SENSATIONAL (Cf. sensational) + IST (Cf. ist). Related: Sensationalistic …   Etymology dictionary

  • sensationalist — [[t]sense͟ɪʃənəlɪst[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Sensationalist news reports and television and radio programmes present the facts in a way that makes them seem worse or more shocking than they really are. ...sensationalist headlines... The… …   English dictionary

  • sensationalist — 1. adjective Sensationalistic; tending to sensationalize; characterized by sensationalism (the use of exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention). It was a sensationalist newspaper, even by tabloid standards. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • sensationalist — adjective or noun see sensationalism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sensationalist — See sensationalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • sensationalist — sensationalism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • sensationalist — n. one who excites interest, one who causes a scandal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sensationalist — sen·sa·tion·al·ist …   English syllables

  • sensationalist — See: sensationalism …   English dictionary

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