anticlimactic

[ an-tee-klahy-mak-tik, -kluh-, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti klaɪˈmæk tɪk, -klə-, ˌæn taɪ- /

adjective

of, like, pertaining to, or expressing anticlimax.

Nearby words

  1. anticipatory,
  2. anticipatory assimilation,
  3. anticity,
  4. anticlastic,
  5. anticlerical,
  6. anticlimax,
  7. anticlinal,
  8. anticline,
  9. anticlinorium,
  10. anticlockwise

Origin of anticlimactic

First recorded in 1895–1900; anti + climactic

Related formsan·ti·cli·mac·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for anticlimactic

anticlimactic

adj.

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

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