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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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antiheroan‧ti‧her‧o /ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ $ -ˌhɪroʊ/ noun (plural antiheroes) [countable]  ALa main character in a book, play, or film who is an ordinary or unpleasant person and lacks the qualities that you expect a hero to have
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antiheroIn all fairness, Maskelyne is more an antihero than a villain, probably more hardheaded than hard-hearted.
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