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antihero

[an-tee-heer-oh, an-tahy-] /ˈæn tiˌhɪər oʊ, ˈæn taɪ-/
noun, plural antiheroes.
1.
a protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a heroic figure, as nobility of mind and spirit, a life or attitude marked by action or purpose, and the like.
Origin of antihero
1705-1715
1705-15; anti- + hero
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antiheroism
[an-tee-her-oh-iz-uh m, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈhɛr oʊˌɪz əm, ˌæn taɪ-/ (Show IPA),
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antihero

/ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ/
noun (pl) -roes
1.
a central character in a novel, play, etc, who lacks the traditional heroic virtues
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n.

also anti-hero; 1714, from anti- + hero.

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