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Noun sensationalism has 4 senses
  1. sensationalism - subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
    --1 is a kind of
    message, content, subject matter, substance
  2. sensationalism, luridness - the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes; "the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
    --2 is a kind of journalese
  3. sensualism, sensationalism - (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
    --3 is a kind of philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
  4. empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism - (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    --4 is a kind of philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
    --4 has particulars:
     British empiricism; experimentalism; positivism, logical positivism
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