antihero

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anti- +‎ hero.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæn.tɪˌhɪə.ɹəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæn.taiˌhi.ɹoʊ/, /ˈæn.tiˌhi.ɹoʊ/
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Noun[edit]

antihero (plural antiheroes)

  1. (literature, gaming) A protagonist who proceeds in an unheroic manner, such as by criminal means, via cowardly actions, or for mercenary goals.

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