Definition of “anticlimax” - English Dictionary

“anticlimax” in British English

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anticlimaxnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌæn.tiˈklaɪ.mæks/ us /ˌæn.t̬iˈklaɪ.mæks/

an event or experience that causes disappointment because it is less exciting than was expected or because it happens immediately after a much more interesting or exciting event:

When you really look forward to something it's often an anticlimax when it actually happens.
Coming home after a trip somewhere is always a bit of an anticlimax.
Even when you win a match there's often a sense of anticlimax - you always feel you could have played better.
adjective uk /ˌæn.ti.klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/

There was so much publicity and hype beforehand that the performance itself was a touch anticlimactic.

(Definition of “anticlimax” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)