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sensational

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sensational

  1. 1 arousing a strong and usually superficial interest or emotional reaction the sensational news story caused a stir, but after a few days everyone forgot about it Synonyms catchpenny, gee-whiz, lurid, screaming, sensationalist, sensationalistic Related Words catchy; colorful, juicy, racy, suggestive; dramatic, histrionic, melodramatic, theatrical (also theatric); coarse, vulgar; gory, shocking Near Antonyms innocuous, inoffensive, tame; dignified, formal, proper, restrained Antonyms nonsensational

  2. 2 of or relating to physical sensation or the senses sensational hallucinations Synonyms sensory, sensitive, sensorial, sensuousRelated Words afferent, receptive; sensate, sensualNear Antonyms extrasensory, intuitional

  3. 3 of the very best kind this ice cream is sensational Synonyms A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], excellent, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulRelated Words acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched



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