Definition of sensationalism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sensationalism

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noun
NAmE//sɛnˈseɪʃənəˌlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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a way of getting people's interest by using shocking words or by presenting facts and events as worse or more shocking than they really are the sensationalism of the popular press
sensationalist
 
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NAmE//sɛnˈseɪʃənəlɪst//
 
adjective sensationalist headlines
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sensationalism