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 for sensational
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sensational \Sen*sa"tion*al\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that
        sensation is the sole origin of knowledge.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion [ant:
      2: commanding attention; "an arresting drawing of people turning
         into animals"; "a sensational concert--one never to be
         forgotten"; "a stunning performance" [syn: arresting,
         sensational, stunning]
      3: relating to or concerned in sensation; "the sensory cortex";
         "sensory organs" [syn: sensational, sensory]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  211 Moby Thesaurus words for "sensational":
     Barnumesque, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, acid, affected, amazing,
     arresting, astonishing, astounding, bedizened, beguiling,
     bewildering, big-sounding, biting, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced,
     breathtaking, cloak-and-dagger, coarse, colored, colorful,
     conspicuous, convoluted, cool, corrosive, crashing, crude, cutting,
     dandy, declamatory, divine, dramatic, driving, effective,
     electrifying, elevated, emotionalistic, emotive, enigmatic,
     euphuistic, exaggerated, exceptional, exciting, exquisite,
     extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, fantastic,
     fascinating, flagrant, flamboyant, flaming, flaring, flashy,
     flaunting, forceful, forcible, fulsome, galvanizing, garish, gaudy,
     gilt-edged, glaring, glorious, golden, gorgeous, grandiloquent,
     grandiose, grandisonant, great, groovy, gutsy, hair-raising, hammy,
     heavenly, high-flowing, high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding,
     highfalutin, histrionic, hot, hunky-dory, hysteric, immense,
     imperative, impressive, incisive, incomprehensible, inconceivable,
     incredible, inkhorn, juicy, keen, labyrinthine, lexiphanic, livid,
     lofty, loud, lurid, magnificent, magniloquent, marked, marvelous,
     matchless, melodramatic, meretricious, mind-blowing, mind-boggling,
     miraculous, mordant, nervous, nonpareil, nonrational, obtrusive,
     orotund, ostentatious, outlandish, outstanding, overdone,
     overdrawn, overelaborate, overemotional, overinvolved, overwrought,
     passing strange, pedantic, peerless, penetrating, phenomenal,
     piercing, piquant, poignant, pointed, pompous, powerful,
     pretentious, prodigious, prominent, punchy, pungent, puzzling,
     rare, remarkable, rhetorical, rousing, salient, screaming,
     sensationalistic, sensatory, sensitive, sensorial, sensual,
     sententious, shameless, shocking, showy, signal, sinewed, sinewy,
     slashing, smash, smashing, sonorous, spectacular, spine-chilling,
     splendid, splendiferous, staggering, sterling, stilted,
     stimulating, stirring, strange, striking, strong, stunning,
     stupendous, sultry, super, superb, supereminent, superexcellent,
     superfine, superior, tabloid, tall, tawdry, telling, terrific,
     theatrical, thrilling, tortuous, tremendous, trenchant,
     unbelievable, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unprecedented,
     unreasoning, very good, vigorous, vital, vivid, vulgar, wonderful,
     wondrous, yellow

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