Related formscli·mac·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·cli·mac·tic, adjectivenon·cli·mac·ti·cal, adjectiveun·cli·mac·tic, adjective
Can be confusedclimactic climatic
Examples from the Web for climactic
When he chooses to cap a climactic chase seen with yet another baffling fall, we feel cheated.
At a climactic moment in the scene, Wilson realizes his cousin Ruggles is of mixed race.The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates|Jane Ciabattari|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We're now heading into the climactic weekend of the election.
The tale begins at the climactic moment of the take-over, and somehow the suspense keeps on rising with every passing sequence.
Watch the most memorable moments, from his attacks on the GOP to a climactic rallying cry.
The two figures relate to the same object, but the second is climactic to the first, and it is taken from a larger field.
The climactic character of their contents has already been pointed out, and nothing more need be said of it.
"The Pipes of Lucknow" is dramatic in its intense grasp of a climactic hour and loses none of its force in the expression.Selections From American Poetry|Various
And a climactic treasure hunt among the subterranean Martian labyrinths.The Mating of the Moons|Kenneth O'Hara
The fact that a plot is a problem gives the several events their climactic value.The Technique of Fiction Writing|Robert Saunders Dowst