Synonyms of climax


1. climax, flood tide, juncture, occasion

usage: 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"

2. climax, culmination, moment, minute, second, instant

usage: the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

3. orgasm, climax, sexual climax, coming, consummation

usage: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

4. climax, degree, level, stage, point

usage: the most severe stage of a disease

5. climax, rhetorical device

usage: arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness


1. culminate, climax, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease

usage: end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

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Definition and meaning of climax (Dictionary)