- 1(Of an event, a person, or a piece of information) causing great public interest and excitement: a sensational murder trialMore example sentences
- In 1869 he won fame as public prosecutor in the sensational murder trial that convicted Nancy Clem.
- As exploitations of sensational murder trials go, The Staircase is fairly tasteful.
- In the wake of a sensational murder case, local newspapers printed lurid headlines and helped increase passions in the city.
- 1.1(Of an account or a publication) presenting information in a way that is intended to provoke public interest and excitement, at the expense of accuracy: cheap sensational periodicalsMore example sentences
- When news was presented in a sensational form, it certainly evokes simplistic responses.
- Their survey seems to have used dubious and possibly unethical methods to extract potentially sensational information.
- He showers you with quotable quotes and his interviews are peppered with sensational statements.
- 1.2 • informal Very good indeed; very impressive or attractive: you look sensational a sensational viewMore example sentences
gorgeous, stunning, wonderful, exquisite, lovely, radiant, delightful, charming, enchanting, captivating; striking, spectacular, remarkable, outstanding, arresting, eye-catching; marvelous, superb, excellent, fine, first-class• informal great, terrific, tremendous, super, fantastic, fabulous, fab, heavenly, divine, knockout, hot, red-hot, delectable, scrumptious, awesome, magic, wicked, killer, out of this world, smashing, brilliant
- It was indeed a sensational finish to a thrilling tie.
- He is a very attractive horse that showed sensational abilities at middle distances.
- Built in 1891, the hotel offers sensational harbour views, and a seafood and steak menu in the restaurant and bistro.
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- He sensationally resigned from his parish last weekend in front of 800 politicians during prayers at the opening of Saturday's Ulster Unionist Council meeting.
- A Banstead man accused of paying to have his mother's lover killed sensationally walked free on Wednesday after the hitman refused to ‘grass’ on him.
- What it does deliver, though, is extraordinarily attentive service, sensationally good food and a general air of being right in the middle of the world's most glamorous ski town.