Definition of antihero in English:


Syllabification: an·ti·he·ro
Pronunciation: /ˈantēˌhi(ə)rō, ˈantī-

noun (plural antiheroes)

  • A central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.
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    • The real surprise was that the eponymous anti-hero isn't the central character.
    • Unlike the raddled anti-heroes who dominate detective drama, Eddie lives harmoniously with his wife, mother and three daughters; harmoniously, that is, until a handsome stranger turns up on his doorstep claiming to be his son.
    • Rather, his heroes are angst-ridden anti-heroes, his stories those of alienated men who unexpectedly find themselves with blood of their own, and others, on their hands.

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