antihero

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

Definition of antihero

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

antiheroic

play play \ˌan-tē-hi-ˈrō-ik, ˌan-ˌtī-\ adjective

1714

First Known Use of antihero

1714


ANTIHERO Defined for English Language Learners

antihero

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

Definition of antihero for English Language Learners

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


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