Sensational

Definition of Sensational

Sen`sa´tion`al
a.1.Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves.
2.Of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that sensation is the sole origin of knowledge.
3.Suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report.

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