antiheroine

noun
an·​ti·​her·​o·​ine | \ ˌan-tē-ˈher-ə-wən, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiheroine (audio) \

Definition of antiheroine

: a female antihero

Examples of antiheroine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their preferred palettes differ significantly, too; where red is our antiheroine's signature color, her nemesis appears primarily in browns, greens, and golds (though she's pictured here at a black-and-white ball). Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Emma Stone stars as our devilish antiheroine and Emma Thompson provides her old-school fashion foil as the Baroness. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 23 Mar. 2021 The film’s antiheroine is played by Keira Knightley, who just might take your breath away with her historically inaccurate gowns bedecked with Tiffany and Chanel accessories. Vogue, 3 Nov. 2020 Harley Quinn is a former gymnast who eventually traded in her leotard for a psychologist's lab coat — and then traded that in for the colourful wardrobe of a comic book antiheroine. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2020 One of her longest-running was Cellulite, an emancipated princess who was tired of waiting for her Prince Charming and who became one of the first female antiheroines of French comics. New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 Its most recent episode aired five months ago — a wait that would surely have tested the patience of the show’s antiheroine Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), let alone fans. Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2020 Charlie’s Angels, the first film, came at the turn of the century, just before a wave of kitschy female superhero adaptations (think: Catwoman, Elektra) and, later, gritty antiheroines tasked with saving the world (The Hunger Games, Sucker Punch). Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 15 Nov. 2019 When the financial crisis trickles down and curbs the cash flow of their Wall Street clients, whose predatory practices set a dubious moral example for the titular antiheroines, Ramona transforms into something like Gordon Gekko in a G-string. Jen Yamato, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of antiheroine

1823, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2021

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“Antiheroine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiheroine. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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