Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Until they were on the spot, even a success might prove an anti-climax.

There are two ways of encountering an anti-climax, an heroic, an unheroic.

He smiled for an instant; it certainly struck him as rather an anti-climax.

It was an anti-climax, a bathos, of which St. Augustine is seldom guilty.

Juno, this anti-climax strikes me as being exceedingly funny?

It was an anti-climax such as only an Irishman could have achieved.

He could not go to bed and stood confronted with anti-climax.

The reservation struck me somewhat humorously as an anti-climax.

The anti-climax, after she'd surprised us, was the height of tragical absurdity.

The natural result is, that she carries a train of anti-climax after her.