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Meaning of SENSATIONALISM

Pronunciation:  sen'seyshu`nlizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
  2. [n]  the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
  3. [n]  the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes; "the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
  4. [n]  subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
 

SENSATIONALISM is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: empiricism, empiricist philosophy, luridness, sensualism
 
 See Also: content, experimentalism, journalese, logical positivism, message, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, positivism, subject matter, substance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sen*sa"tion*al*ism\, n.
1. (Metaph.) The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some
   ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in
   sensation, and consist of sensations transformed;
   sensualism; -- opposed to {intuitionalism}, and
   {rationalism}.

2. The practice or methods of sensational writing or
   speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel.

 

 

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