: the usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea; also : an instance of this transition
: an event, period, or outcome that is strikingly less important or dramatic than expected
Examples of ANTICLIMAX
- The last chapter of the book was an anticlimax.
- The movie ended in anticlimax.
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