- The definition of anticlimactic is anything connected with written or verbal communication which starts with a meaningful idea, but takes a sudden turn into a stupid or ridiculous idea.
An example of anticlimactic is the proposal a student writes which begins as a list of ideas for how to raise money for the high school, and ends with his suggestions to have bikini car washes and legalize marijuana.
- Anticlimactic is defined as anything connected with turning out to be far less meaningful or exciting than was hoped.
An example of something anticlimactic is a toy a child finally gets after seeing it on TV, but in real life it doesn’t do all the cool things it does on the commercial.
- anticlimactically adverb
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