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English noun: anticlimax

1. anticlimax (event) a disappointing decline after a previous rise

SamplesThe anticlimax of a brilliant career.

Broader (hypernym)downfall, fall

2. anticlimax (communication) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one


Broader (hypernym)close, closing, conclusion, end, ending

Part meronymstory

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