Part of speech: noun

A sudden descent or fall; the opposite of climax.

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Usage examples "anticlimax":

  1. The fates, however, denied to Canning any chance of making this curious anticlimax in his great political career. - "A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4)", Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy.
  2. He wondered why the anticlimax brought him- peace. - "Kenny", Leona Dalrymple.
  3. And if there should be, then where and how ought it to show forth so as to avoid an anticlimax to one passing along the same front from the opposite direction? - "The Amateur Garden", George W. Cable.