anticlimactic anticlimactic  /ˌæn ti klaɪ ˈmæk tɪk/


  1. (adj) of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style
  2. (adj) coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot


  1. Instead the winners were announced by TV gossip-show hosts in an anticlimactic 30 minute event.
  2. That verdict, after the hoopla and spiraling speculation over Brown's future, was anticlimactic.
  3. But after Israel's swift and decisive campaigns in the Sinai and on the west bank, the bitter, bloody Battle of Golan Heights seemed almost anticlimactic.


  • Packers RB Alex Green has healthy amount of hope

    Alex Green’s return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee did not follow Adrian Peterson’s Hollywood narrative. Far from it. Whereas Peterson threatened the NFL rushing record, Green’s 2012 season consisted of throbbing, miserable mornings, frustration on Sundays and an anticlimactic limp to the finish line.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


  1. "It's obviously a little anticlimactic. You want to get the first one in," Alex Rodriguez said. "Just have to wait."
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: USA Today

  2. In an interview with the AP last month, commissioner Roger Goodell called the game "a somewhat anticlimactic" ending to each season.
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Roger Goodell Source: USA Today

  3. "It's kind of anticlimactic," Dickey said after limiting the Nationals to a pair of unearned runs in seven innings and getting deprived of his seventh win. "Not that he's not good. He's very good. But I felt like the ball was going to be...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: RA Dickey Source: ESPN

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