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Definition of "sensational" []

  • Of or relating to sensation. (adjective)
  • Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details: sensational journalism; a sensational television report. (adjective)
  • Outstanding; spectacular: a sensational concert; a sensational dinner. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sensational" in a sentence
  • "House Government Reform Committee chairman Congressman Henry Waxman said the government invented what he calls sensational details and stories."
  • "General Petraeus making it very clear that these -- what he calls sensational attacks, the suicide bombs, the suicide car bombs, the spectacular attacks that are killing so many Iraqis are a problem."
  • "Rumsfeld argues that history will have a larger perspective than what is the daily attacks, the Web blogs and the what he called sensational reporting."