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antihero

Syllabification: an·ti·he·ro
Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)ēˌhirō
 
, ˈan(t)īˌhirō
 
/

Definition of antihero in English:

noun (plural antiheroes)

A central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.
Example sentences
  • 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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