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English definition of “antihero”

antihero

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈæn.tiˌhɪə.rəʊ/ US  /-t̬iˌhɪr.oʊ/ (plural antiheroes)
the central character in a play , book , or film who does not have traditionally heroic qualities , such as courage , and is admired instead for what society generally considers to be a weakness of their character : He plays the classic antihero who drops out of society .Characters in literature and film
(Definition of antihero noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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