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anti-climax

See definition of anti-climax on Dictionary.com
  • as inletdown
  • as inbathos
  • as incomedown
  • as indescent
  • as infigure of speech
  • as inanticlimax

synonyms for anti-climax

  • anticlimax
  • comedown
  • setback
  • balk
  • blow
  • chagrin
  • disgruntlement
  • disillusionment
  • frustration
  • washout
  • bitter pill

antonyms for anti-climax

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  • boon
  • boost
  • triumph
  • advantage
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • satisfaction
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    How to use anti-climax in a sentence

    On to Gaba Tepe just in time to see the opening, the climax and the end of the dreaded Turkish counter attack.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    To give him a party name, he became an anti-clerical, strictly in a political and lawful sense.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
    She was a grown young woman when she was overtaken by what she supposed to be the climax of her fate.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    The climax was reached when a most offensive policeman in a dictatorial manner ordered me to 'Move on.'
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Martini appeared from his little anti-room, with a lamp in his hand, as the prison clock struck ten.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    The unoccupied pallet of Martini lay in one corner of this miserable anti-room.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    A talk with this enigmatical cousin would be a proper climax to the triumphs of the night.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    That last moment, as she stepped lightly over the threshold of the library, was a sort of climax to the intoxication of youth.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    The quicker the climax came, the sooner would he know the marvellous joy that lay beyond the pain.
    THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    And then today—yesterday you reached your climax by having me go on the stand and testify to a greater lie!
    THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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