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

Definition of antiheroine

: a female antihero

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Many of them stem from the horrific, enigmatic history of Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), the Gillian Flynn adaptation's antiheroine., "All The Clues To Figuring Out The Identity Of The Sharp Objects Killer," 9 July 2018 Amy Adams plays the show’s protagonist, Camille Preaker, a troubled and conflicted antiheroine, while Patricia Clarkson portrays her icy mother. Kristina O’neill, WSJ, "WSJ. Magazine’s Editor’s Letter: Hidden Depths," 31 May 2018 Set in a towering Northern California redwood forest, Woodshock features Dunst as Theresa, an antiheroine who succumbs to mourning and mounting rage, aided in her devolution by a potent cannabinoid drug. Lesley M. M. Blume, WSJ, "The Rodarte Designers on Their Debut Feature Film," 4 Aug. 2017 In Regina, whose individualism is refined rather than rugged, Hellman created one of the stage’s great antiheroines and a glide bomb of a role. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Swapping Parts in ‘The Little Foxes’," 19 Apr. 2017 Infinite Playlist unfolds after Norah, the film’s music-loving antiheroine played expertly by Kat Dennings (The House Bunny, The 40-Year Old Virgin), ropes heartbroken musician Nick into posing as her boyfriend at a nightclub. Jenna Wortham, WIRED, "Review: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Strikes Sweet Chord," 2 Oct. 2008

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1823, in the meaning defined above

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