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anticlimax
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
a disappointing decline in excitement or interest relative to a previous rise or expectations
  • Because that capitol of his is so awful that to pan it would have been an anticlimax.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (33% in)
  • The host, on this Sunday afternoon, wore a dark gray suit, correct as a uniform, and bedroom slippers of black patent leather trimmed with red; the slippers mocked the severe elegance of the suit, yet completed the elegance as an audacious anticlimax.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (26% in)
  • They're an anticlimax to their own talent.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (30% in)

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