antiheroine

noun

an·​ti·​her·​o·​ine
ˌan-tē-ˈher-ə-wən,
ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiheroine (audio)
: a female antihero

Examples of antiheroine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luckily, Annapurna stepped in to see it through, leaning into the antiheroine’s nonconformist personality — the very thing that made ND Stevenson’s graphic novel so original. Peter Debruge, Variety, 14 June 2023 In the first film of the franchise, Pattinson's Batman follows the trail of a deranged serial killer called the Riddler (Paul Dano) and uncovers corruption in Gotham, meeting the antiheroine Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) along the way. Charlotte Walsh, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023 As the film progresses, our antiheroine reroutes her own life, willingly, for a month at a swank Alpine clinic where she’s treated for depression. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 21 Jan. 2022 At its best this is a horror comedy, and its antiheroine has learned all her tricks from previous movies. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 5 Jan. 2023 Still, there’s a satisfaction in watching the young, helpless Diana turn into a myopic, friendless antiheroine whose efforts to be understood can only take the form of vengeance. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2022 But charmless and unprepossessing won’t cut it on TV: there, Sorokin becomes a brash antiheroine who looks like a beautiful TV star, because she’s played by Julia Garner, a beautiful TV star. Molly Fischer, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 Possibly sociopathic and certainly capable of slitting Achilles tendons while lurking under a bed — smiling all the while — Comer’s Villanelle was a sui generis TV antiheroine not given to sentimentality. Randee Dawn, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 Catwoman is a powerful female antiheroine that appears alongside other characters in the Gotham TV series. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 12 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antiheroine was in 1823

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“Antiheroine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiheroine. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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