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anticlimax Line breaks: anti|cli¦max
Pronunciation: /antɪˈklʌɪmaks/

Definition of anticlimax in English:

noun

A disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of events: the rest of the journey was an anticlimax by comparison [mass noun]: a sense of anticlimax and incipient boredom
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  • 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.
  • This film feels like nothing more than a series of anticlimaxes wrapped within one large anticlimax.
  • I would not understand until later that Marshall was letting me in on a little secret about how history is made: through a series of anticlimaxes.
Synonyms
British damp squib
informalwashout, not what it was cracked up to be

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