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English definition of “sensationalism”


noun [U]     /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
the act by newspapers , television , etc. of presenting information in a way that is be shocking or exciting : The newspaper has been accused of sensationalism in its coverage of the murders .Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm sensationalist     /-ɪst/ adjective sensationalize (UK usually sensationalise)     /-aɪz/ verb [T]
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