climactic


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climactic

pertaining to or coming to a climax: a climactic second act
Not to be confused with:
climacteric – menopause; any critical period: a climacteric of civil unrest
climatic – pertaining to climate; a prevailing condition or atmosphere: The plane was grounded due to unfavorable climatic conditions.
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cli·mac·tic

 (klī-măk′tĭk) also cli·mac·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Relating to or constituting a climax.

cli·mac′ti·cal·ly adv.
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climactic

(klaɪˈmæktɪk) or

climactical

adj
consisting of, involving, or causing a climax
cliˈmactically adv
Usage: Climatic is sometimes wrongly used where climactic is meant. Climatic is properly used to talk about things relating to climate; climactic is used to describe something which forms a climax
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cli•mac•tic

(klaɪˈmæk tɪk)

also cli•mac′ti•cal,



adj.
pertaining to or coming to a climax.
[1870–75; from climax]
cli•mac′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.climactic - consisting of or causing a climax; "a climactic development"
anticlimactic - coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot; "everything after the discovery of the murderer was anticlimactic"
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climactic

adjective crucial, central, critical, peak, decisive, paramount, pivotal the film's climactic scene
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climactic

adjective
Of or constituting a climax:
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Translations

climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] ADJculminante
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climactic

adj the conclusion was climactic in the extremeder Schluss war ein absoluter Höhepunkt; a climactic sceneein Höhepunkt
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climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] adjculminante
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References in classic literature ?
But when the story reaches dramatic moments there is ample compensation; no novelist has more magnificent power in dramatic scenes, such, for instance, as in the climactic series in 'Vanity Fair.' This power is based largely on an absolute knowledge of character: in spite of a delight in somewhat fanciful exaggeration of the ludicrous, Thackeray when he chooses portrays human nature with absolute finality.
"The climactic final chapter begins Valentine's Day.
The climactic scene at the end of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has been recreated to look like a cutscene from an old 16-bit video game and it looks good.
BAKE OFF: CREME DE LA CREME BBC2, 8.00pm It may not have gripped the nation to quite the same extent as the 'amateur' version of The Great British Bake Off, but the search for the best team of pastry chefs reaches the final, with the climactic challenge to prepare and present a finedining dessert banquet for 100 guests.
The climactic scene, during which The Wicker Man and - spoiler alert - Howie meet their destiny in a ball of fire, was shot on the clifftops of Burrow Head, near Isle of Whithorn, one of the most southerly points in Scotland.
There follows a series of bad-taste jokes and some increasingly inventive ways to slay the shuffling hordes before a climactic splatterfest.
Such a refreshing emphasis on ideas over action should suit locals and American arthousegoers, though it's worth noting that Pariser's approach, while thoughtful, leaves ample room for a romantic subplot, climactic foot chase and so on.
NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments, which have been placed on a few satellites are responsible for uncovering the data and measurements from which the Arctic climactic conditions can be analysed.
YOU'LL have twigged by now that Inspector Gently and Sergeant Bacchus (Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby) aren't dead, despite the pair of them taking bullets in series five''''s climactic shoot-out in Durham Cathedral.
NEW YORK -- The climactic season finale of Showtime's "Homeland'' has recorded some of the drama's best viewership numbers.
Rural children will no doubt laugh at the absurdity of the comic events and recall their own stories of wayward animals and ineffective human action and enjoy the climactic resolution so ably depicted in a dramatic pop-out explosion of colour and action at the end of the story.
The characters may be stereotypes but we can all recognise them and they work well together, while a climactic scene in which they attempt to blow up a bridge is nail-biting stuff.