un sensational

sensational

[sen-sey-shuh-nl]
adjective
1.
producing or designed to produce a startling effect, strong reaction, intense interest, etc., especially by exaggerated, superficial, or lurid elements: a sensational novel.
2.
extraordinarily good; conspicuously excellent; phenomenal: a sensational quarterback.
3.
of or pertaining to the senses or sensation.

Origin:
1830–40; sensation + -al1

sensationally, adverb
pseudosensational, adjective
unsensational, adjective
unsensationally, adverb


1. exciting, stimulating.


1. prosaic, dull.
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sensational (sɛnˈseɪʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  causing or intended to cause intense feelings, esp of curiosity, horror, etc: sensational disclosures in the press
2.  informal extremely good: a sensational skater
3.  of or relating to the faculty of sensation
4.  philosophy of or relating to sensationalism
 
sen'sationally
 
adv

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sensational
"aiming at violently excited effects," 1863, from sensation in its secondary sense. Sensationalism in literature, journalism, etc., first recorded 1865.
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