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Definition of antihero noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

antihero

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈæntiˌhɪroʊ//
 
, NAmE//ˈæntaɪˌhɪroʊ//
 
 
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the main character in a story, but one who does not have the qualities of a typical hero, and is either more like an ordinary person or is morally bad Anthony Perkins is the evil antihero of the Hitchcock thriller “Psycho.”