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synonyms for anticlimax

  • letdown
  • bathos
  • comedown
  • decline
  • descent
  • disappointment
  • drop
  • slump
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antonyms for anticlimax

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  • ascent
  • boon
  • boost
  • improvement
  • increase
  • rise
  • success
  • climax
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How to use anticlimax in a sentence

It was upon a lighter note, not to end in anticlimax, that Mr. Jenyns concluded his able pamphlet.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
It seemed certain that the next two days must provide the climax or anticlimax of our whole reconnaissance.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
After what he had been through, the Black Mass was necessarily an anticlimax.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
The Fourth Act is an anticlimax, and shows up the faulty construction of the drama.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 100., JAN. 31, 1891VARIOUS
It was an absurd anticlimax to see that bold, bad gunman being jammed upright to keep him from falling in a heap.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
Then an anticlimax; for suddenly the Irishwoman, followed by her spouse, rushed out and almost received our fire.
WANDERINGS IN PATAGONIAJULIUS BEERBOHM
The arrangement of the words or clauses in a descending order is called anticlimax or bathos.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
As the day approached, the excitement redoubled until Barbara herself began to fear an anticlimax.
LADY LILITHSTEPHEN MCKENNA
December was fated to hold for him another startling anticlimax.
KENNYLEONA DALRYMPLE
But that he should wish to be a lieutenant-governor, too, is rather an anticlimax.
THE RED CROSS GIRLRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
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WORDS RELATED TO ANTICLIMAX

  • anticlimax
  • comedown
  • letdown
  • melodrama
  • mush
  • schmaltz
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