Sensationalize vs Sensationalizable - What's the difference?

sensationalize | sensationalizable |


As a verb sensationalize

is to glorify or inflate the importance of a piece of news; to artificially create a sensation.

As an adjective sensationalizable is

(rare) that can be sensationalized.

sensationalize

English

Verb

  • To glorify or inflate the importance of a piece of news; to artificially create a sensation.
  • sensationalizable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (rare) That can be sensationalized.
  • * 1988 , Ray A Goldberg, Research in domestic and international agribusiness management
  • ...the Soviet purchases once again became sensationalizable news.
  • * 1993 , William Frank Buckley, Patricia B Bozell, Happy days were here again: reflections of a libertarian journalist
  • Granted that when presidential primary season sets in, the least abnormality, or the most sensationalizable normality, becomes the focus of the procrustean imperative.
  • * 1998 , Asad Latif, Walking the tightrope: press freedom and professional standards in Asia
  • In any case, the broadsheets find enough sensationalizable material in politics and business for their own marketing purposes.