Definition of sexationalism in English:

sexationalism

(also sexsationalism)

noun

US
informal
  • The exploiting of sexually sensational material to solicit public interest.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Time. Alteration of sensationalism, after sex.

Pronunciation

sexationalism

/sɛkˈseɪʃən(ə)lɪz(ə)m//sɛkˈseɪʃ(ə)nəlɪz(ə)m//sɛkˈseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m/