Definitions for anticlimactic-klaɪˈmæk tɪk, -klə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ti•cli•maxˌæn tiˈklaɪ mæks, ˌæn taɪ-(n.)

  1. an event, conclusion, statement, etc., that is far less important, powerful, or striking than expected.

  2. a descent in power, quality, or dignity; a disappointing, weak, or inglorious conclusion.

  3. a noticeable or ludicrous descent from lofty ideas or expressions to banalities or commonplace remarks.

Origin of anticlimax:


an•ti•cli•mac•tic-klaɪˈmæk tɪk, -klə-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticlimactic, anticlimactical(adj)

    of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style

  2. anticlimactic(adj)

    coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot

    "everything after the discovery of the murderer was anticlimactic"


  1. anticlimactic(Adjective)

    Lacking climax, disappointing or ironically insignificant following of impressive foreshadowing.

    After all the build up, the ending of the story was an anticlimactic letdown.


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