sensational

[ sen-sey-shuh-nl ]
/ sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

producing or designed to produce a startling effect, strong reaction, intense interest, etc., especially by exaggerated, superficial, or lurid elements: a sensational novel.
extraordinarily good; conspicuously excellent; phenomenal: a sensational quarterback.
of or relating to the senses or sensation.

Origin of sensational

First recorded in 1830–40; sensation + -al1

Related forms

sen·sa·tion·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·sen·sa·tion·al, adjectiveun·sen·sa·tion·al, adjectiveun·sen·sa·tion·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sensational

sensational

/ (sɛnˈseɪʃənəl) /

adjective

causing or intended to cause intense feelings, esp of curiosity, horror, etcsensational disclosures in the press
informal extremely gooda sensational skater
of or relating to the faculty of sensation
philosophy of or relating to sensationalism

Derived Forms

sensationally, adverb
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