Definition of unsensational in English:

unsensational

adjective

  • Not sensational or seeking to provoke interest or excitement at the expense of accuracy.

    ‘a painstaking, unsensational account of poverty in this period’
    • ‘On purely literary terms, one stands far above the rest: In clear, thoughtful, unsensational letters, he has brought his experience of working at the bankrupt energy trader to life for me.’
    • ‘Abandoned by their neglectful mother, four children are left to fend for themselves in this quiet, unsensational but minutely observed drama by Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda.’
    • ‘The report is full of recommendations such as this: unsensational ideas that would make our railways safer.’
    • ‘In an unsensational, down-to-earth manner, this book documents remarkable improvement in many of these people.’
    • ‘Earning our trust with his neutral, unsensational tone, the author fills in the blanks without lingering over less flattering details in a lip-smacking manner.’
    • ‘Reporting on Reich's appointment has been decidedly unsensational.’
    • ‘The tone of the article was moderate, non-accusatory and unsensational, and entirely appropriate to a straight-forward and significant news story.’
    • ‘This is obviously a subject many will find distasteful; yet the way the subject is handled here is honest, moving, and entirely unsensational.’
    • ‘The narrative focuses mainly on the journey from Georgia to Philadelphia, and then from Boston to London, cultivating dramatic tension from its unsensational narrative style.’
    • ‘In an admirably restrained and unsensational piece of journalism in last Sunday's Telegraph, Olga Craig told how she had visited his mourning family to find out how it happened.’
    • ‘The contradiction in this case is that Gilligan's bombshell was initially reported in such a dozy, unsensational manner, with all those ‘erms’ and the infamous ‘probably’.’
    • ‘The more I read this diary, the more I began to trust its terse, unsensational observations, the sense it imparted of an observant man writing not to impress posterity but simply to record his own memories.’
    • ‘I certainly feel very strongly that it was genuinely in the public interest and equally strongly that it was done in a very unsensational way.’
    • ‘It's written in a deadpan and unsensational way; the effect is supremely unsettling.’
    • ‘And there are pretty unsensational reports showing that Kincaid was in the Yuma area at the right time, doing exploration work.’
    • ‘The unemployment rate and job growth numbers released Friday were so unsensational as to probably have little effect on the race.’
    • ‘It's a stunning scene, but so muted and unsensational in its presentation that you're hard put to know how to react.’
    • ‘The book is also a quiet, thoughtful, undramatic and unsensational story.’
    • ‘She gives a doggedly unsensational account of rampant, abusive teens in a company town fallen on hard times.’
    • ‘We should therefore take heart from what has largely been an unsensational, sensitive and informed approach not just to reporting events but to untangling the complex political and diplomatic background.’

Pronunciation

unsensational

/ʌnsɛnˈseɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/