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Synonyms for anticlimactic

of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style

coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot


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The actual voting was anticlimactic after former premier Berlusconi acknowledged defeat and said he would support Mr Letta after defections in his party robbed him of the backing he needed to bring down the government.
The current outcome of the construction project, which began in September 2010, is visually anticlimactic, though two years of the 4-yr-project still remain, landing the White House administration with a total bill of over 376 million dollars
But it did present some light relief in what was otherwise a somewhat anticlimactic conclusion to the eight-week contest.
The book is based on interviews with writers and photographers who worked all over the world, profiling big names such as photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, as well as less-known journalists such as Dorothy Thompson and Sigrid Schultz, who headed opposition news bureaus in Berlin and later contributed to popular women's magazines upon their anticlimactic return to the US.
The final showdown is somewhat anticlimactic, but director Liliana Cavani keeps a tight rein on the narrative, and she uses light, shadow and fog to considerable effect to shroud the gorgeous Italian locales in an air of mystery.
The announcement earlier this month that the last container filled with mustard agent had been destroyed was low-key, anticlimactic.
The development provided an anticlimactic end to the disaster nearly five months after the well ruptured on April 20, causing an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers and spewed more than 4 million barrels of oil into the sea.
With the previous group match ending in an anticlimactic goalless draw between Portugal and Ivory Coast, pressure was on Dunga's eleven.
Most bear baiting today is done by professionals whose workhorses are ATVs and whose paying clients' only active participation in the 'hunt' is an unearned and anticlimactic kill.
The book has two minor plot flaws: a dangerous situation bubbling away in the background resolves itself in an anticlimactic confrontation and a tension-raising home invasion is dismissed as a red herring.
Bartusiak's account never gets boring and never feels anticlimactic.
The opera's combination of sex, religion and madness has enormous potential for kitsch which Engel's austere and intelligent approach avoids but at the expense of making Salome's dance decidedly anticlimactic - not a veil in sight and the only clothes removed are a pair of shoes.
Since Okada juxtaposes global events with trivial revelations, questions have been raised about the extent of the politics in his anticlimactic plays.
Even the bosses, who prove to be rather anticlimactic opponents.