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Definition of "sensationalist" [sen•sa•tion•al•ist]

  • Sensationalistic; tending to sensationalize; characterized by sensationalism (the use of exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention). (adjective)
  • One who indulges in sensational behavior or action (noun)
  • One who believes or espouses sensationalism (noun)

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Use "sensationalist" in a sentence
  • "At best, these weeklies printed what one white author termed “items generally not of interest to whites” at worst, they were called sensationalist and hostile to whites."
  • "This subject matter could easily result in sensationalist drivel, but instead Lankford has crafted an exciting and thought-provoking story which examines the feasibility of such an event, as well as its moral and physical implications."
  • "He is frequently described as a sensationalist, but such a view is certainly incorrect."