Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun climax

5 senses of climax

Sense 1
climax, flood tide -- (the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success")
       => juncture, occasion -- (an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions")

Sense 2
climax, culmination -- (the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play")
       => moment, minute, second, instant -- (a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began")

Sense 3
orgasm, climax, sexual climax, coming -- (the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse)
       => consummation -- (the act of bringing to completion or fruition)

Sense 4
climax -- (the most severe stage of a disease)
       => degree, level, stage, point -- (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?")

Sense 5
climax -- (arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness)
       => rhetorical device -- (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb climax

1 sense of climax

Sense 1
culminate, climax -- (end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace")
       => end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

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