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ANTICLIMAX

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anticlimax mean? 

ANTICLIMAX (noun)
  The noun ANTICLIMAX has 2 senses:

1. a disappointing decline after a previous rise
2. a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

  Familiarity information: ANTICLIMAX used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTICLIMAX (noun)


Sense 1anticlimax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disappointing decline after a previous rise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

the anticlimax of a brilliant career

Hypernyms ("anticlimax" is a kind of...):

downfall; fall (a sudden decline in strength or number or importance)


Sense 2anticlimax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

anticlimax; bathos

Hypernyms ("anticlimax" is a kind of...):

close; closing; conclusion; end; ending (the last section of a communication)

Holonyms ("anticlimax" is a part of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)


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