Synonyms of sensational in English:


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1‘a sensational murder trial’


amazing, startling, astonishing, staggering, shocking, appalling, horrifying, scandalous

stirring, exciting, thrilling, electrifying

fascinating, interesting, notable, noteworthy, important, significant, remarkable, momentous, historic, newsworthy

North American informal buzzworthy



2‘the newspapers ran sensational stories about kids indulging in drugs’


overdramatized, dramatic, melodramatic, exaggerated, overripe, sensationalist, sensationalistic, graphic, explicit, unrestrained, lurid

rubbishy, trashy, cheap, tasteless, kitschy, yellow, pulp, garish, full-frontal

informal shock-horror, tacky, juicy

North American informal whiz-bang


dull, understated

3‘she looked sensational in her new evening dress’


gorgeous, stunning, wonderful, exquisite, lovely, magnificent, dazzling, amazing, radiant, delightful, charming, enchanting, entrancing, captivating, bewitching

striking, spectacular, remarkable, outstanding, impressive, memorable, unforgettable, unique, arresting, eye-catching

marvellous, superb, excellent, exceptional, fine, superlative, formidable, first-class, first-rate, virtuoso, skilful, masterful, masterly

great, terrific, tremendous, super, smashing, fantastic, stupendous, stellar, fabulous, fab, heavenly, divine, drop-dead gorgeous, knockout, delectable, scrumptious, ace, A1, mean, awesome, amazeballs, magic, bad, wicked, out of this world, unreal, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

British brilliant, brill

North American neat, babelicious, bodacious

Australian bonzer

British dated wizard, spiffing, ripping, topping, champion, capital, top-hole

North American dated swell, keen

vulgar slang shit-hot


ordinary, unremarkable