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anticlimax


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anticlimax  \An`ti*cli"max\,  n.  (Rhet.) 
  A  sentence  in  which  the  ideas  fall,  or  become  less  important 
  and  striking,  at  the  close  --  the  opposite  of  climax.  It 
  produces  a  ridiculous  effect. 
 
  Note:  Example: 
 
  Next  comes  Dalhousie  the  great  god  of  war, 
  Lieutenant-colonel  to  the  Earl  of  Mar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anticlimax 
  n  1:  a  disappointing  decline  after  ad  previous  rise:  "the 
  anticlimax  of  a  brilliant  career" 
  2:  a  change  from  a  serious  subject  to  a  disappointing  one  [syn: 
  {bathos}] 




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