[ UK /ˈæntɪhˌi‍əɹə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)
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How To Use antihero In A Sentence

  • Or maybe you did, but if so, it was a comic novel, and the main character got called an antihero. The Women’s Room
  • Justified is a rare treat, a show with subtle humor, humanity and flawed heroes and antiheroes that feel like real people. Morgan Glennon: Justified Returns for a Third Season With Guns Blazing
  • He plays scorned lover Jed with an untempered delicacy and spidery creepiness, while the antihero is the epitome of controlled frustration.
  • As with other noir heroes and antiheroes, his wits are his best weapon. In the Shadowy Recesses of 'Noir'
  • He is delightful as the no-good antihero of this obscure made-for-TV movie.
  • Our antihero is the rookie racing-car sensation Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a go-it-alone, look-out-for-number-one showboat with an agent in Hollywood (who else but Jeremy Piven) and dreams of big-bucks corporate sponsorship. Life in the Fast Lane
  • Most interesting is the brilliance with which the series plays the antihero game. Times, Sunday Times
  • They create nothing but dark and moody antiheroes living dark and moody lives in dark and moody science fiction and fantasy worlds, where ironic quips have taken the place of actual human qualities like self sacrifice, love, and hope. MIND MELD: Taboo Topics in SF/F Literature
  • Collier welcomes passion projects with antiheroes and slow-burning stories that may not attract broad audiences. Special Report: TV's Top Innovators
  • Ruby, the silly but likable antiheroine of Hilary Freeman's perceptive and fast-paced Lifted (Piccadilly Press, £6.99), comes from a more recognisable contemporary teen world, where insecurity and boredom are the sources of most ills. Summer reading for teenagers: darkness, danger and charity shops
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