Definitions for: Anticlimax

[n] a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
[n] a disappointing decline after ad previous rise; "the anticlimax of a brilliant career"

Webster (1913) Definition: An`ti*cli"max, n. (Rhet.)
A sentence in which the ideas fall, or become less important
and striking, at the close; -- the opposite of climax. It
produces a ridiculous effect.

Note: Example:

Next comes Dalhousie, the great god of war,
Lieutenant-colonel to the Earl of Mar.

Synonyms: bathos

See Also: close, closing, conclusion, downfall, end, ending, fall, story

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