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SENSATIONAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sensational mean? 

SENSATIONAL (adjective)
  The adjective SENSATIONAL has 3 senses:

1. causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
2. commanding attention
3. relating to or concerned in sensation

  Familiarity information: SENSATIONAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SENSATIONAL (adjective)


Sense 1sensational [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion

Similar:

lurid; shocking (glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism)

scandalmongering; sensationalistic; yellow (typical of tabloids)

screaming (resembling a scream in effect)

Attribute:

sensationalism (subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes)

Antonym:

unsensational (not of such character as to arouse intense interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction)


Sense 2sensational [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commanding attention

Synonyms:

arresting; stunning; sensational

Context examples:

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

Similar:

impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)


Sense 3sensational [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or concerned in sensation

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

sensational; sensory

Context examples:

the sensory cortex / sensory organs

Pertainym:

sensation (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation)


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