antihero definition

  • noun:
    • A main personality in a dramatic or narrative work who is characterized by too little standard brave attributes, like idealism or courage.
    • A protagonist whom proceeds in an unheroic manner, particularly by unlawful means, via cowardly activities, or even for mercenary targets.
    • a protagonist which lacks the traits that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)
    • a principal personality in a dramatic or narrative work who's described as insufficient conventional brave attributes, eg idealism or courage.
    • A protagonist just who continues in an unheroic way, particularly by criminal means, via cowardly actions, or for mercenary targets.
    • a protagonist just who does not have the faculties that would make him a hero (or this lady a heroine)

Related Sources

  • Definition for "antihero"
    • A main personality in a dramatic or narrative…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "antihero"
    • By that definition, an antihero is…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "antihero"
  • Etymologically Related for "antihero"
  • Same Context for "antihero"
  • Variant for "antihero"
89 votes

How would you define antihero?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!