- of the senses or sensation
- arousing intense interest and excitement; startling; exciting
- using or having effects intended to startle, shock, thrill, etc.
- Informal exceptionally good, fine, etc.
Everyone kept telling Margaret that she looked sensational after losing fifty pounds and sticking with her exercise routine.
- A news story about a president's affair that captures everyone's attention is an example of a sensational news story.
- A really, really great play that touches your heart and moves you is an example of a sensational play.
The definition of sensational is something that causes a lot of discussion or excitement among the public, or is something that is exceptionally good.
- Of or relating to sensation.
- Arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction, especially by exaggerated or lurid details: sensational journalism; a sensational television report.
- Outstanding; spectacular: a sensational concert; a sensational dinner.
(comparative more sensational, superlative most sensational)
sensation +"Ž -al
- I make the predictions in this book not to be sensational or controversial.
- (Official Returns of the Board of Trade.) Her most sensational prophecies had to do with Cardinal Wolsey, the duke of Suffolk, Lord Percy and other men prominent at the court of Henry VIII.
- He was at home in Voltaire and Rousseau, but had little or no acquaintance with the French sensational philosophy.
- Of discoveries superficially sensational there are few or none to record, and the weight of his work is for the most part to be appreciated only by professed physicists.
- In somewhat sensational and affected but prophetic words Gaj compared Illyria to a lyre, " a triangle between Skutari, Varna and Villach.