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anticlimax

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noun an·ti·cli·max \-ˈklī-ˌmaks\

Simple Definition of anticlimax

  • : something that is much less exciting or dramatic than it was expected to be : a dull or disappointing ending or result

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of anticlimax

  1. 1 :  the usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea; also :  an instance of this transition

  2. 2 :  an event, period, or outcome that is strikingly less important or dramatic than expected

Examples of anticlimax in a sentence

  1. The last chapter of the book was an anticlimax.

  2. The movie ended in anticlimax.



1696

First Known Use of anticlimax

1696



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