Definition of sensational adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//senˈseɪʃənl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//senˈseɪʃənl//
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  1. 1causing great surprise, excitement, or interest synonym thrilling The result was a sensational 4–1 victory. The affair was the most sensational political sex scandal of the century. See related entries: Surprise
  2. 2(disapproving) (of a newspaper, etc.) trying to get your interest by presenting facts or events as worse or more shocking than they really are sensational news stories
  3. 3(informal) extremely good; wonderful synonym fantastic You look sensational in that dress!
  4. Extra examples publishing a deliberately sensational and misleading news story It was a sensational result with Labour almost losing some of its safest seats. It was the most sensational 24 hours of the jockey’s career. Police have uncovered sensational new evidence.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sensational