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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

Synonym Discussion of climax

summit, peak, pinnacle, climax, apex, acme, culmination mean the highest point attained or attainable. summit implies the topmost level attainable.
    • at the summit of the Victorian social scene
peak suggests the highest among other high points.
    • an artist working at the peak of her powers
pinnacle suggests a dizzying and often insecure height.
    • the pinnacle of worldly success
climax implies the highest point in an ascending series.
    • the war was the climax to a series of hostile actions
apex implies the point where all ascending lines converge.
    • the apex of Dutch culture
acme implies a level of quality representing the perfection of a thing.
    • a statue that was once deemed the acme of beauty
culmination suggests the outcome of a growth or development representing an attained objective.
    • the culmination of years of effort

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



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