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anticlimax

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæn.tiˈklaɪ.mæks/ us    /-t̬i-/
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.
anticlimactic
adjective uk   /ˌæn.ti.klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/ us    /-t̬ɪk/
There was so much publicity and hype beforehand that the performance itself was a touch anticlimactic.
Translations of “anticlimax”
in Spanish anticlímax…
in French déception…
in German die Entäuschung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掃興,掃興的結局…
in Russian разочарование…
in Turkish hayal kırıklığı, düş kırıklığı, beklenen bir şeyin tam aksinin olması…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扫兴,扫兴的结局…
in Polish rozczarowanie…
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