unsensational

adjective

un·​sen·​sa·​tion·​al
ˌən-sen-ˈsā-sh(ə-)nəl
 How to pronounce unsensational (audio)
-sən-
: not sensational
especially : not arousing or intended to arouse (as by the inclusion of lurid details) an intense and usually superficial interest, curiosity, or emotional reaction
unsensational news stories

Examples of unsensational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But its most striking characteristic, now that the media is completely oversaturated with violent murders and courtroom dramas, is that De Lestrade’s work is so straightforward and unsensational. Vogue, 8 June 2018 Robinson, whose credits include The L Word and True Blood, approaches the story in such a low-key, unsensational way that the trio's beyond-bohemian arrangement is barely eyebrow-raising. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 12 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsensational was in 1854

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“Unsensational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsensational. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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