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.

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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Gloria has her own problems: her children were taken away from her long before the play began (but remembered climactically just as she drops off her completed novel at the printer).
In 15 he decries contemporary English poets who without discrimination imitate others' works, or whose technique is naive (1-6), climactically condemning poets who become mere English echoes of the long-dead Petrarch (7-8).
In his novel's progress toward a final climactic conclusion, Godwin's pet topos of shrinking victim menaced by encroaching power plays itself out repeatedly in a series of iterative cat-and-mouse scenarios: finally and most climactically, in Caleb's torment and trial at the hands of Falkland, and in the second volume, in Falkland's own pursuit by an inquisitive Caleb.
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