Examples of climactic in a Sentence
At the climactic moment, the main character of the novel finds herself face to face with the thief.
the movie's climactic chase scene
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The film builds its atmospherics like a tower of bricks, getting all the pieces into place for one climactic scare.
What’s most memorable about the climactic sequence is the filmmakers’ use of actual footage of ABC’s Howard Cosell delivering a steady stream of patronizing remarks about King’s abilities and attractiveness.
Loving Vincent takes an appropriately agnostic position on the Secrétan angle, following Mazery's argument with a climactic scene in which Armand finally comes face-to-face with Dr. Gachet.
The climactic set piece, in a summer crowd on Bondi Beach, is superbly mounted and suspenseful but makes no real-world sense.
Even though the serious underpinnings remain, the writer and directors pull out all the stops for the climactic showdown.
Yet even at its clumsiest, a climactic lesson in anti-bullying and forgiveness, the adventure-story earnestness feels apt for grade-school-age moviegoers.
The climactic race of the Breeders' Cup is the $6 million Classic, the aspirational name that had long been reserved for the Triple Crown races, but also the 10-furlong distance that separates the great from the merely good.
Sandler and Stiller’s climactic shoving match never becomes cathartic like the brotherly touch in Crooked Hearts (one of the best films of Baumbach’s ex-wife, Jennifer Jason Leigh).
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First Known Use of climactic
Synonymsapocalyptic (also apocalyptical), climacteric
Related Wordsapical, apogean, crestal, crowning, culminating, high, highest, meridian; critical, crossover, crucial, fateful, life-and-death (also life-or-death), vital; cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), earthshaking, epochal, momentous; deciding, decisive, payoff, pivotal, watershed; go-no-go, make-or-break
Near Antonymsanticlimactic (also anticlimactical); inconsequential, indecisive, insignificant, noncritical, trivial, unimportant
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