- 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
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Antonyms for sensational
Related Words for sensationallysplendidly, magnificently, famously, fine, incomparably, marvelously, nobly, notably, perfectly, swimmingly, well, wonderfully, remarkably, admirably, distinctively, divinely, exquisitely, flawlessly, ingeniously, masterfully
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Contemporary Examples of sensationally
Two years later, the duo was sensationally acquitted in an appellate trial that set them free.Back to Jail for Amanda Knox?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 25, 2013
Two years later, they were sensationally acquitted on appeal.Amanda Knox’s Ex Raffaele Sollecito Tells All in ‘Honor Bound’ Memoir
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 18, 2012
Historical Examples of sensationally
Added to that, there was my sensationally successful career.
All at once, almost anything I undertook to do was sensationally successful.
"It concerns the most sacred emotions of my heart, mademoiselle," he said, sensationally.Vera Nevill
Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
We are sensationally informed that General Fitzfizzle told his officers to retire to a safe place if they were afraid.Our Standard-Bearer
Any poetry that is marked by violence, that is conspicuous in color, that is sensationally odd, makes an immediate appeal.Literature in the Making
- 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
Word Origin and History for sensationally
"of or pertaining to sensation or the senses," 1840; "aiming at violently excited effects," 1863, from sensation in its secondary sense. Related: Sensationalistic; sensationalistically.