Anticlimactic (adjective)

Disappointingly less exciting or dramatic than expected.


Late 19th century, from anti- (against) + climactic (related to a climax).


  1. The ending of the movie was anticlimactic.
  2. The party was anticlimactic after all the build-up.
  3. The anticlimactic reveal of the killer was a letdown for many viewers.
  4. The anticlimactic finish to the match left the crowd disappointed.
  5. The anticlimactic outcome of the election was not what the public expected.
Some random words: enclose, silence, theodolite