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anticlimax

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌæn.tiˈklaɪ.mæks/ US  /-t̬i-/
an event or experience which causes disappointment because it is less exciting than was expected or because it happens immediately after a much more interesting or exciting event
扫兴,扫兴的结局
When you really look forward to something it's often an anticlimax when it actually happens.
你期盼的事情一旦成真时,你却常常会感到并不如想象的那样令人兴奋。
Coming home after a trip somewhere is always a bit of an anticlimax.
在一个地方旅游结束回家时,总会感到有些失落。
Even when you win a match there's often a sense of anticlimax - you always feel you could have played better.
即使在赢了比赛的时候,你也常会有一种不尽人意的感觉——总是觉得本来可以打得更好一些。
Disappointing yourself and others
anticlimactic
 
 
/ˌæn.ti.klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/ US  /-t̬ɪk/ adjective
There was so much publicity and hype beforehand, that the performance itself was a touch anticlimactic.
由于事先炒作得天花乱坠,演出本身倒显得有些雷声大,雨点小。
Disappointing yourself and others
(Definition of anticlimax from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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