Thesaurus

climax

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of climax

  1. 1 a point in a chain of events at which an important change (as in one's fortunes) occurs the climax of the story occurs when the hero discovers the identity of his father Synonyms of climax climacteric, turning point, corner, landmark, milepost, milestone, watershedWords Related to climax break, capper, clincher, crusher, highlight, topper; conversion, metamorphosis, transfiguration, transformation, turnabout, turnaround; boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, emergency, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, zero hour

  2. 2 the highest part or point the climax of her career as a performer Synonyms of climax acme, apex, apogee, capstone, height, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, peak, pinnacle, sum, summit, tip-top, top, zenithWords Related to climax bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspotNear Antonyms of climax abyss, base, foot; minimumAntonyms of climax bottom, nadir, rock bottom


climax

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of climax

  1. to bring to a triumphant conclusion organizers climaxed the county fair with a down and dirty pie-eating contest Synonyms of climax cap (off), crown, culminateWords Related to climax complete, conclude, finish, round (off or out), terminate, wrap up



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up climax? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

money or riches

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!