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Definition of "sensationalistic" []

  • Sensationalist (adjective)

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Use "sensationalistic" in a sentence
  • "But the movie did itself no favors by embracing what was described as a sensationalistic attitude and featuring talking heads like Howard Stern and gossipy author Kitty Kelley."
  • "Dramatization of a story occurs when the news is encapsulated in short, sensationalistic bits intended to provoke an emotional response on the part of the news consumer, but in the absence of serious analysis of the policy issues, institutional interplay or larger social setting."
  • "This was the felicitous phrase of Sarah Palin's, such an egregious lie that even the Wall Street Journal had to call it "sensationalistic" -- cleverly designed to "illustrate a larger truth about a world of finite recourse and infinite entitlement programs.""