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1. climax

verb. ['ˈklaɪˌmæks'] end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage.

Synonyms

  • finish
  • terminate
  • crown
  • cease
  • top
  • end
  • stop

Antonyms

  • go on
  • activity
  • action
  • activeness

Etymology

  • climax (Latin)
  • κλῖμαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Climax

  • imax'

Sentences with climax


1. Noun, singular or mass
When you read a poem, you may not see the climax on the first pass.

2. Adverb
Avoid being too climax oriented during sex with your partner.

Quotes about climax


1. If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.
- Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

2. When pain is intense, you are at a climax. You can then see the light of transcendence.
- Debasish Mridha

2. climax

noun. ['ˈklaɪˌmæks'] the decisive moment in a novel or play.

Synonyms

  • minute
  • second
  • moment
  • culmination
  • story

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • imperfection
  • phase in
  • open

Etymology

  • climax (Latin)
  • κλῖμαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. climax

noun. ['ˈklaɪˌmæks'] the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding.

Synonyms

  • flood tide
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • foot
  • worst
  • side

Etymology

  • climax (Latin)
  • κλῖμαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. climax

noun. ['ˈklaɪˌmæks'] the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • orgasm
  • male orgasm
  • coming
  • consummation

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • victory
  • continue
  • start

Etymology

  • climax (Latin)
  • κλῖμαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. climax

noun. ['ˈklaɪˌmæks'] the most severe stage of a disease.

Synonyms

  • degree
  • stage
  • level

Antonyms

  • low
  • birth
  • continuant consonant
  • free

Etymology

  • climax (Latin)
  • κλῖμαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. climax

noun. ['ˈklaɪˌmæks'] arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness.

Antonyms

  • divest

Etymology

  • climax (Latin)
  • κλῖμαξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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