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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A decrease in the importance of an event or saying. A situation or event that does not seem exciting because it happens after something that was much better.

Usage examples (40)
  • The movie was great until it reached a disappointing anticlimax.
  • The anticlimax of a brilliant career
  • Any event stages or sponsored by them is gonna be an exercise in anticlimax, no matter what.
  • I can't agree at all that the finale was any kind of anticlimax though! for more
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