- 1Causing 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.
- 1.1Presenting information in a way that is intended to provoke public interest and excitement, at the expense of accuracy: cheap sensational periodicalsMore example sentences
overdramatized, dramatic, melodramatic, exaggerated, overripe, sensationalist, sensationalistic, graphic, explicit, unrestrained, lurid; rubbishy, trashy, cheap, tasteless, kitschy, yellow, pulp, garish, full-frontal• informal shock-horror, tacky, juicyNorth American • informal whiz-bang
- 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.
- 2 • informal Very good indeed; very impressive or attractive: you look sensational a sensational viewMore example sentences
gorgeous, stunning, wonderful, exquisite, lovely, magnificent, dazzling, radiant, delightful, charming, enchanting, entrancing, captivating, bewitching; striking, spectacular, remarkable, outstanding, impressive, memorable, unforgettable, unique, arresting, eye-catching; marvellous, superb, excellent, exceptional, fine, superlative, formidable, first-class, first-rate, virtuoso, skilful, masterful, masterly• informal great, terrific, tremendous, super, smashing, fantastic, stupendous, stellar, fabulous, fab, heavenly, divine, drop-dead gorgeous, knockout, delectable, scrumptious, ace, A1, mean, awesome, magic, bad, wicked, out of this world, unreal, supercalifragilisticexpialidociousAustralian • informal bonzerNorth American • informal , • dated swell, keen• vulgar slang shit-hot
- 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.