Definition of sensationalistic in US English:

sensationalistic

adjective

  • See sensationalist

    • ‘She was not the first to be duped by sensationalistic stories about drugs.’
    • ‘There have been two murders linked to sensationalistic talk shows.’
    • ‘This is neither a sensationalistic sideshow nor a sappy depiction of the disabled.’
    • ‘These sensationalistic tabloids are well-known for their biting reports.’
    • ‘Crime coverage, especially on the local TV news, is invariably sensationalistic.’

Pronunciation

sensationalistic

/sɛnˌseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)lˈɪstɪk//senˌsāSH(ə)n(ə)lˈistik/