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anticlimactic

[an-tee-klahy-mak-tik, -kluh-, an-tahy-]
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adjective
  1. of, like, pertaining to, or expressing anticlimax.
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Origin of anticlimactic

First recorded in 1895–1900; anti + climactic
Related formsan·ti·cli·mac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for anti-climactic

fruitless, indecisive, worthless, unable, unproductive, inefficient, limited, inadequate, inept, null, impotent, powerless, feeble, ineffectual, futile, unsuccessful, unprofitable, incompetent, abortive, barren

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Word Origin and History for anti-climactic

anticlimactic

adj.

also anti-climactic, 1831; see anticlimax + -ic.

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