antihero : Common Errors in English

About antihero

In literature, theater, and film, an antihero is a central character who is not very admirable: weak, lazy, incompetent, or mean-spirited. However, antiheroes are rarely actually evil, and you should not use this word as a synonym for “villain” if you want to get a good grade on your English lit paper.

antihero Meaning(s)

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

antihero in News

  1. The Contenders: Timothy Olyphant of 'Justified'

    "Justified" just finished a typically terrific fourth season that featured the Detroit Mafia invading Kentucky, a marriage proposal from antihero Boyd Crowder to his love Ava and Patton Oswalt playing a constable who takes it (and takes it) on the chin before turning into an unlikely hero and saving the day. In the middle of this chaos, as always, stood Timothy Olyphant's Deputy U.S. Marshal ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Emmy contenders: Timothy Olyphant of 'Justified'

    "Justified" just finished a typically terrific fourth season that featured the Detroit Mafia invading Kentucky, a marriage proposal from antihero Boyd Crowder to his love Ava and Patton Oswalt playing a constable who takes it (and takes it) on the chin before turning into an unlikely hero and saving the day. In the middle of this chaos, as always, stood Timothy Olyphant's Deputy U.S. Marshal ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

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    on June 11, 2013 Source: IGN Guides

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