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Definition of anticlimax noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

anticlimax

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌæntiˈklaɪmæks//
 
, NAmE//ˌæntaɪ‑//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a situation that is disappointing because it happens at the end of something that was much more exciting, or because it is not as exciting as you expected Traveling in Europe was something of an anticlimax after the years he'd spent in Africa. a sense/feeling of anticlimax compare climax
anticlimactic
 
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NAmE//‑klaɪˈmæktɪk//
 
adjective
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