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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.

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

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.
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"

climactic

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

climactic

adjective
Of or constituting a climax:
Translations

climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] ADJculminante

climactic

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

climactic

[klaɪˈmæktɪk] adjculminante
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What had been originally climactically disjoined-our narrative experience and our visuo-cognitive experience--has now been climactically rejoined.
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Theology draws its reflections primarily from special revelation, focused on divine revelation in the Christian Scriptures, and climactically in the person of Jesus Christ.
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In the final "I say pull down," the word "down" is sungvery high and long (high G-fiat), loudly and climactically, with much staccato agitation (including a military-rhythm snare drum) in the full-ensemble accompaniment, signaling the apogee of the judgment on others.
Roth's ambivalence is visible when, underscoring the analeptic form of both Everyman and Sabbath's Theater, he introduces a common trope, in scenes that perform climactically in each novel--the recitation of the names of the lost.
This Day, accompanied by the brass ensemble, percussion and the TAISM Children's Choir, a large, loud and boastful piece which climactically welcomes in the new day.
Parade over, they climactically desert the square and head for the horizon in a cavalcade of assorted forms of transport--Ivan in his pie van; 'a niece named Kate, who's only got one roller skate'; 'Kate's two brothers, Mitch and Mike (who) both prefer to hitch and hike', and so it goes; fourteen whacky characters, thirteen different forms of transport.
These associations of money and male orgasmic/phallic potency--"coming up" with the money--evoke the money-shot of pornographic film, in which the man climactically ejaculates on camera so that his sexual pleasure and satisfaction is made incontrovertibly visible and literal for the audience.
Even when Aeneas can see that Turnus no longer holds a threat, he pursues him relentlessly because preceding events, climactically the death of Pallas, have gradually desensitized him.
Shots only of activity, no longer clearly within any particular character's experience, are offered directly and climactically to the viewers.