• WordNet 3.6
    • n sensationalist someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sensationalist (Metaph) An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.
    • Sensationalist One who practices sensational writing or speaking.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sensationalist In metaphysics, a believer in or an upholder of the doctrine of sensationalism or sensualism: sometimes used adjectively.
    • n sensationalist A sensational writer or speaker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sensationalist a believer in sensationalism: a sensational writer
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In literature:

Even the extreme sensationalistic theory of knowledge which was current derived itself from this conception.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
Which isn't exciting enough for us sensationalists.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
He was a sensationalist, and he had had his hour and could say no more, because of Barode Barouche.
"Carnac's Folly, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Newman adopts the sensationalist (Lockian) theory of knowledge.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
It tends to put the same emphasis upon the external and sensationalistic aspects of human experience.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
Sensationalists have gone so far as to whisper that there is an epidemic.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Sir William was laughed at then as a sensationalist.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
These Reds belong to the same class of inane sensationalists that the Cubists do; they would defy in verse what the Cubists defy in form.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Diderot was a sensationalist.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
The sensationalist philosophy is inaugurated by JULIEN OFFRAY DE LA METTRIE (1709-51) rather than by Condillac.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden

In news:

Two great documentaries ("Project Nim " and "Knuckle") are joined by a sensationalistic but engaging costume drama ("Anonymous") in leading today's (Feb. 7) new batch of DVD titles.
Until recently he specialized in highly colored, semi-sensationalist, quasi-apocalyptic depictions of underwater nudes, submerged cars, and the like.
Don't Air Sensationalist Trauma: What Al Jazeera Can Teach American Media.
A 'Rash and Sensationalist ' Article on Editor's Suicide.
Linda Hogan Slams Hulk Hogan's New Book As Being Full of Sensationalist Lies.
I am extremely disappointed at the inaccurate, sensationalistic headline on the front page of the Journal this morning which declared "House GOP Blocks Tax Cuts".
Split not ' sensationalistic '.
Split from Jennifer Lopez not ' sensationalistic ' (Video).
Nothing ' Sensationalistic ' About Split With Jennifer Lopez.
Search for the Ultimate Survivor is a frustrating mix of sensational science and sensationalistic pandering.
It's not sensationalistic or gratuitous.
Sensationalist headlines about the healthcare system being on the verge of collapse may have more to do with attracting attention and selling newspapers than the real situation.
It's easy for some people to see journalists and the media at large as irresponsible, sensationalistic ratings grabbers.
Mistrust the press — that is one important lesson from Max Boot's post about Mark Perry's sensationalist (and sensationally inaccurate) attribution of the U.S.-Israel fallout to General Petraeus.
A certain amount of sensationalistic misinformation was circulated in the press last spring, here and in England, when word got out that R.