Meaning of “sensationalism” in the English Dictionary

"sensationalism" in British English

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sensationalismnoun [ U ]

uk /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving
sensationalist
adjective uk /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪst/ us /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.ɪst/
sensationalize
verb [ T ] UK usually sensationalise uk /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.aɪz/ us /senˈseɪ.ʃən.əl.aɪz/

(Definition of “sensationalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sensationalismnoun [ U ]

us /senˈseɪ·ʃə·nəlˌɪz·əm/

the use of shocking or exciting subjects, language, or style in order to interest the public:

Kids tend to watch news for its sensationalism.

(Definition of “sensationalism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)