What does antihero mean?

Definitions for antiheroˈæn tiˌhɪər oʊ, ˈæn taɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antihero(noun)

    a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)


  1. antihero(Noun)

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


  1. Antihero

    In literature, an antihero is a protagonist who has no heroic virtues or qualities, blurring the line between hero and villain. The Byronic hero sets a literary precedent for the modern concept of antiheroism.

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  1. on the air, on-the-air


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antihero in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antihero in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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