un·​sen·​sa·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-sen-ˈsā-shnəl How to pronounce unsensational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl, -sən- \

Definition of unsensational

: 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

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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, "The Staircase," 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, "The Women Behind Wonder Woman," 12 Oct. 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsensational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsensational. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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