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Definitions for sensational
sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlsen·sa·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensational(adj)

    causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion

  2. arresting, sensational, stunning(adj)

    commanding attention

    "an arresting drawing of people turning into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten"; "a stunning performance"

  3. sensational, sensory(adj)

    relating to or concerned in sensation

    "the sensory cortex"; "sensory organs"


  1. sensational(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to sensation.

    sensational nerves

  2. sensational(Adjective)

    Piquing or arousing the senses.

  3. sensational(Adjective)


  4. sensational(Adjective)

    Exceptionally great.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensational(adj)

    of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves

  2. Sensational(adj)

    of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that sensation is the sole origin of knowledge

  3. Sensational(adj)

    suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensational in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensational in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sensational in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Haeni:

    As a businessman I am a realist and had reckoned with 15 percent support, now it looks like more than 20 percent or maybe even 25 percent. I find that fabulous and sensational, when I see the media interest, from abroad as well, then I say we are setting a trend.

  2. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin:

    We need to be very careful about those things, we will look into technical details and then, of course, we need to take into account the political circumstances, one has to be professional about it. It's not a sensational kind of issue.

  3. Susan Nugent:

    We are extraordinarily disappointed, we raised very significant issues about the need for a change of venue. The trial was held in New London, but should have been moved to Bridgeport. This case gained sensational publicity, and the (previous) attorneys did not pursue the issue nearly enough.

  4. Vic Berger:

    If a sensational headline is out there people will click on it and people don't care if it's true or not. I was surprised there wasn't more research done.

  5. Hilary Alexander:

    The show was sensational, i am absolutely thrilled, I am ecstatic, I couldn't be happier. .

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