Definition of Sensationalist

1. Noun. Someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention.

Exact synonyms: Ballyhoo Artist
Generic synonyms: Publiciser, Publicist, Publicizer
Derivative terms: Sensationalism, Sensationalism



Definition of Sensationalist

1. n. An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.

Definition of Sensationalist

1. Adjective. Sensationalistic; tending to sensationalize; characterized by sensationalism (the use of exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention). ¹

2. Noun. One who indulges in sensational behavior or action ¹

3. Noun. One who believes or espouses sensationalism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensationalist

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sensationalist

1. 1. An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism. 2. One who practices sensational writing or speaking. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensationalist

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Literary usage of Sensationalist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Realistic Philosophy Defended in a Philosophic Series by James McCosh (1887)
"WAS LOCKE A sensationalist? ... opposed Locke) down to within the last age spoke of Locke as a sensationalist, indeed as the representative sensationalist. ..."

2. Realistic Philosophy Defended in a Philosophic Series by James McCosh (1887)
"WAS LOCKE A sensationalist S Locke's Essay was translated into French at the beginning of the eighteenth century, but was not much known till it (with ..."

3. A History of Philosophy by Johann Eduard Erdmann, Williston Samuel Hough (1892)
"D.—THE sensationalist ENLIGHTENMENT. §285. FC Schlosser: Geschichte des ... performed by the sensationalist Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. ..."

4. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1859)
"THE sensationalist PHILOSOPHY. BY REV. WILLIAM HINCKS, FL9., ... the man is to be found who is willing to avow himself a sensationalist, undeterred both by ..."

5. A History of Philosophy by Johann Eduard Erdmann (1897)
"D.—THE sensationalist ENLIGHTENMENT. §285. F. Q Schlosser: Geschichte des ... performed by the sensationalist Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. ..."

6. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Primary Beliefs by Richard Lowndes (1865)
"2 That the sensationalist argument against this is a reasoning in a vicious circle 4 Instances of the mutilations of beliefs required by the sensationalist ..."

7. The Evolution Hypothesis: A Criticism of the New Cosmic Philosophy by William Todd Martin (1887)
"The sensationalist cannot accept as valid any conception not ultimately resolvable into what he holds to be the primal constituent of all thought ..."

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