HyperDic: sensationalism

English > 4 senses of the word sensationalism:
NOUNcommunicationsensationalismsubject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
communicationsensationalism, luridnessthe journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
cognitionsensationalism, sensualism(philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
cognitionsensationalism, empiricism, empiricist philosophy(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
sensationalism > pronunciation
Soundssehnsey'shahnahlih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > sensationalism: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningsubject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes.
AttributessensationalCausing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
unsensationalnot of such character as to arouse intense interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishsensacionalismo
Catalansensacionalisme
Adjectivessensationalistictypical of tabloids
Nounssensationalistsomeone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention
English > sensationalism: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes.
Example"the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
Synonymluridness
BroaderjournaleseThe style in which newspapers are written
Adjectivessensationalistictypical of tabloids
Nounssensationalistsomeone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention
English > sensationalism: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good.
Synonymsensualism
CategoryphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
Broaderphilosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Spanishsensacionalismo, sensualismo
Catalansensacionalisme, sensualisme
English > sensationalism: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
Meaning(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience.
Synonymsempiricism, empiricist philosophy
CategoryphilosophyThe rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
NarrowerBritish empiricismThe predominant philosophical tradition in Great Britain since the 17th century
experimentalismAn empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
positivism, logical positivismThe form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
Broaderphilosophical doctrine, philosophical theoryA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Spanishempiricismo, empirismo, filosofía empírica, sensacionalismo
Catalanempirisme

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