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anticlimaxnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌæn.tiˈklaɪ.mæks/  us   /-t̬i-/
an ​event or ​experience that ​causesdisappointment because it is less ​exciting than was ​expected or because it ​happensimmediately after a much more ​interesting or ​excitingevent: When you really ​lookforward to something it's often an anticlimax when it ​actuallyhappens. Coming ​home after a ​tripsomewhere 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 ​playedbetter.
anticlimactic
adjective uk   /ˌæn.ti.klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/  us   /-t̬ɪk/
There was so much ​publicity and ​hypebeforehand that the ​performance itself was a ​touch anticlimactic.
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