[ UK /ˌæntɪklˈaɪmæks/ ]
- a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
a disappointing decline after a previous rise
the anticlimax of a brilliant career
How To Use anticlimax In A Sentence
- The band's seventh album is by no means an anticlimax.
- Taking her tea seems a kind of anticlimax to last night," said Julius thoughtfully. Secret Adversary
- When you really look forward to something it's often an anticlimax when it actually happens.
- It's all been a bit of an anticlimax. Times, Sunday Times
- Sadly, like most sporting dreams it ends in anticlimax and failure. Times, Sunday Times
- Even when you win a match there's often a sense of anticlimax - you always feel you could have played better.
- Of course, he was eventually to read the novel in its original Spanish, but as he was to describe it, the experience was a disappointing anticlimax.
- I mean, a prom has to be an anticlimax after this.
- This film feels like nothing more than a series of anticlimaxes wrapped within one large anticlimax.
- It was a relief and rather an anticlimax when the yawning official stamped my passport without a single glance at my stuff. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES