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sensationalism

sen·sa·tion·al·ism

sensationalism

 
pronunciation:
sen seI sh n lih zm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: language or subject matter intended to arouse amazement, curiosity, or morbid fascination.
The public thrives on sensationalism.
definition 2: the use of such language or subject matter.
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derivations: sensationalistic (adj.), sensationalist (n.)