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climax

noun

1 climax

The highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding:
— The climax of the artist's career.

synonym: flood tide.



2 climax

The decisive moment in a novel or play:
— The deathbed scene is the climax of the play.

synonym: culmination.

Roget 210: summit, summity; top, peak, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, ... show more

Roget 33: superiority, majority; greatness etc. 31; advantage; pull; preponderance, preponderation; vantage ground, prevalence, partiality; personal superiority; nobility ... show more

Dutch: climax, culminatiepunt, hoogtepunt, moment suprème, zenit

3 climax

The moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse.

synonyms: coming, orgasm, sexual climax.

Roget 374a: sex, sexuality, gender; male, masculinity, maleness etc. 373; female, femininity etc. 374.    sexual intercourse, copulation, ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Dutch: climax, klaarkomen, orgasme
Polish: orgazm

4 climax

The most severe stage of a disease.

5 climax

Arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness.

Polish: gradacja, klimaks

verb

1 climax

End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage.

synonym: culminate.

Roget 374a: mate, copulate; make love, have intercourse, fornicate, have sex, do it, sleep together, fuck [Vulg.]; sleep around, play the field.    masturbate, jerk off [Coll.], ... show more


Moby thesaurus: achieve satisfaction, acme, acme of perfection, act of love, adultery, all, apex, aphrodisia, apogee, apoplexy, ass, balling, bench mark, bitter end, breakup, brow, button up, cap, capstone, cardinal point ... show more.

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