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
Full Definition of anticlimax
1 : the usually sudden transition in discourse from a significant idea to a trivial or ludicrous idea; also : an instance of this transition
2 : 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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