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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a disappointing decline after a previous rise;
- Example: "the anticlimax of a brilliant career"

2. a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one;
[syn: anticlimax, bathos]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

anticlimax n 1: a disappointing decline after a previous rise; "the anticlimax of a brilliant career" 2: a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one [syn: anticlimax, bathos]