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- 1. sensationalism, message, content, subject matter, substance
- usage: subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
- 2. sensationalism, luridness, journalese
- usage: the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes; "the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"
- 3. sensualism, sensationalism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
- usage: (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
- 4. empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory
- usage: (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
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