anticlimactic

anticlimactic
also anticlimactical adjective Date: 1898 of, relating to, or marked by anticlimaxanticlimactically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • anticlimactic — (adj.) also anti climactic, 1831; see ANTICLIMAX (Cf. anticlimax) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anticlimactic — [an΄tiklī mak′tik] adj. of, having, or like an anticlimax anticlimactically adv …   English World dictionary

  • anticlimactic — adjective Lacking climax, disappointing or ironically insignificant following of impressive foreshadowing. After all the build up, the ending of the story was an anticlimactic letdown …   Wiktionary

  • anticlimactic — anticlimax ► NOUN ▪ a disappointing end to an exciting series of events. DERIVATIVES anticlimactic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • anticlimactic — adjective 1. of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style • Syn: ↑anticlimactical • Pertains to noun: ↑anticlimax (for: ↑anticlimactical), ↑anticlimax • Derivationally rela …   Useful english dictionary

  • anticlimactic — anticlimactically, adv. /an tee kluy mak tik, kleuh , an tuy /, adj. of, like, pertaining to, or expressing anticlimax. [1895 1900; ANTI + CLIMACTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anticlimactic — adj. less than expected, disappointing, frustrating …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anticlimactic — an·ti·cli·mac·tic …   English syllables

  • anticlimactic — See: anticlimax …   English dictionary

  • anticlimactical — adjective of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style • Syn: ↑anticlimactic • Pertains to noun: ↑anticlimax, ↑anticlimax (for: ↑anticlimactic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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