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antihero

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noun an·ti·he·ro \ˈan-tē-ˌhē-(ˌ)rō, ˈan-ˌtī-, -ˌhir-(ˌ)ō\

Simple Definition of antihero

  • : a main character in a book, play, movie, etc., who does not have the usual good qualities that are expected in a hero

Full Definition of antihero

  1. :  a protagonist or notable figure who is conspicuously lacking in heroic qualities

an·ti·he·ro·icplay play \ˌan-tē-hi-ˈrō-ik, ˌan-ˌtī-\ adjective

1714

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1714

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