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Definition of SENSATIONAL

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Sensational \Sen*sa"tion*al\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves. [1913 Webster]

     2. Of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that sensation is the sole origin of knowledge. [1913 Webster]

     3. Suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

211 Moby Thesaurus words for "sensational": Barnumesque, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, acid, affected, amazing, arresting, astonishing, astounding, bedizened, beguiling, bewildering, big-sounding, biting, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced, breathtaking, cloak-and-dagger, coarse, colored, colorful, conspicuous, convoluted, cool, corrosive, crashing, crude, cutting, dandy, declamatory, divine, dramatic, driving, effective, electrifying, elevated, emotionalistic, emotive, enigmatic, euphuistic, exaggerated, exceptional, exciting, exquisite, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, flagrant, flamboyant, flaming, flaring, flashy, flaunting, forceful, forcible, fulsome, galvanizing, garish, gaudy, gilt-edged, glaring, glorious, golden, gorgeous, grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, great, groovy, gutsy, hair-raising, hammy, heavenly, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, histrionic, hot, hunky-dory, hysteric, immense, imperative, impressive, incisive, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, inkhorn, juicy, keen, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, livid, lofty, loud, lurid, magnificent, magniloquent, marked, marvelous, matchless, melodramatic, meretricious, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, miraculous, mordant, nervous, nonpareil, nonrational, obtrusive, orotund, ostentatious, outlandish, outstanding, overdone, overdrawn, overelaborate, overemotional, overinvolved, overwrought, passing strange, pedantic, peerless, penetrating, phenomenal, piercing, piquant, poignant, pointed, pompous, powerful, pretentious, prodigious, prominent, punchy, pungent, puzzling, rare, remarkable, rhetorical, rousing, salient, screaming, sensationalistic, sensatory, sensitive, sensorial, sensual, sententious, shameless, shocking, showy, signal, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, smash, smashing, sonorous, spectacular, spine-chilling, splendid, splendiferous, staggering, sterling, stilted, stimulating, stirring, strange, striking, strong, stunning, stupendous, sultry, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent, superfine, superior, tabloid, tall, tawdry, telling, terrific, theatrical, thrilling, tortuous, tremendous, trenchant, unbelievable, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unprecedented, unreasoning, very good, vigorous, vital, vivid, vulgar, wonderful, wondrous, yellow


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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