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ANTICLIMACTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anticlimactic mean? 

ANTICLIMACTIC (adjective)
  The adjective ANTICLIMACTIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style
2. coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot

  Familiarity information: ANTICLIMACTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTICLIMACTIC (adjective)


Sense 1anticlimactic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

anticlimactic; anticlimactical

Pertainym:

anticlimax (a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one)


Sense 2anticlimactic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot

Context example:

everything after the discovery of the murderer was anticlimactic

Antonym:

climactic (consisting of or causing a climax)


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