antihero

Synonyms and related words:
actor, antagonist, bit, bit part, cast, character, cue, fat part, feeder, heavy, hero, heroine, ingenue, lead, lead role, leading lady, leading man, leading woman, lines, part, person, personage, piece, protagonist, role, side, soubrette, straight part, supporting character, supporting role, title role, villain, walk-on, walking part

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • antihero — (n.) also anti hero; 1714, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + HERO (Cf. hero) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antihero — [an′tī hir΄ō; an′tēhir΄ō, an′tihir΄ō] n. pl. antiheroes the protagonist of a novel, play, etc. who lacks the virtues and estimable traits of a traditional hero antiheroic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Antihero — In fiction, an antihero [Spelled as a single word, without hyphen, per [http://www.merriam webster.com/dictionary/antihero Merriam Webster Online] ; [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/antihero Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)] , based on… …   Wikipedia

  • antihero — antiheroism, /an tee her oh iz euhm, an tuy /, n. /an tee hear oh, an tuy /, n., pl. antiheroes. 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 …   Universalium

  • antihero — noun Date: 1714 a protagonist or notable figure who is conspicuously lacking in heroic qualities • antiheroic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antihero — noun /ˈæn.tɪˌhɪə.ɹəʊ,ˈæn.taiˌhi.ɹoʊ,ˈæn.tiˌhi.ɹoʊ/ A protagonist who proceeds in an unheroic manner, such as by criminal means, via cowardly actions, or for mercenary goals. See Also: antiheroine …   Wiktionary

  • antihero — an|ti|her|o [ˈæntıˌhıərəu US ˌhırou] n plural antiheroes a main character in a book, play, or film who is an ordinary or unpleasant person and lacks the qualities that you expect a hero to have …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • antihero — an|ti|hero [ ænti,hırou ] noun count a main CHARACTER (=person) in a story who does not have the qualities that a HERO usually has, such as being brave or morally good …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • antihero — see anti hero …   English dictionary

  • antihero — n. protagonist which does not possess the traditional characteristics of a hero …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.