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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A way of reporting events or stories that makes them seem as strange, exciting, or shocking as possible - used in order to show disapproval. Something promoted for its shock value.

Usage examples (34)
  • In her opinion, three newspaper stories in a row about gory murders amounted to sensationalism.
  • The tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation
  • Can't they borrow a cup of shameless sensationalism from the Post?
  • This fixation our society has on rumor and sensationalism is childish. for more
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