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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]


Causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion


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

scandalmongering; sensationalistic; yellow (typical of tabloids)

screaming (resembling a scream in effect)


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


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

Sense 2sensational [BACK TO TOP]


Commanding attention


arresting; stunning; sensational

Context examples:

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


impressive (making a strong or vivid impression)

Sense 3sensational [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to or concerned in sensation

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


sensational; sensory

Context examples:

the sensory cortex / sensory organs


sensation (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation)

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