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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. Nikken Sekkei spokesperson Shoji Kaneko:

    Public space running right through the middle of the entire nation is absolutely sensational -- nothing similar at this scale in urban environment can be found anywhere else in the world, its context is different from [ New York's ] High Line.

  2. Darren Clarke:

    The Ryder Cup's just special, isn't The Ryder Cup, when you consider how much pressure the guys are under, going out there and playing some of the golf they play, it really is phenomenal, just sensational. We've seen ridiculous shots being hit, putts holed from everywhere and it's amazing.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

  4. 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.

  5. Unheralded American Troy Merritt:

    I was hitting the ball just fine all day and then I tugged a six-iron and watched it sail into the water and make a sensational splash, i felt good over the putts and I hit some good ones that did n’t go in. It was pretty stress free for the most part.

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