Etymology
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anticlimax (n.)

"the addition of a particular which suddenly lowers the effect," especially, in style, "an abrupt descent from a stronger to a weaker expression or from greater to lesser things," 1701, from anti- + climax (n.).

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Definitions of anticlimax

anticlimax (n.)
a disappointing decline after a previous rise;
the anticlimax of a brilliant career
anticlimax (n.)
a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one;
Synonyms: bathos
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