[ UK /ˌæntɪklˈa‍ɪmæks/ ]
  1. a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
  2. a disappointing decline after a previous rise
    the anticlimax of a brilliant career
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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
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