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sensational

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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

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2 of or relating to physical sensation or the senses
  • sensational hallucinations

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3 of the very best kind
  • this ice cream is sensational

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The first known use of sensational was in 1807

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“Sensational.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sensational. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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