protagonist

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  • Hyphenation: pro‧tag‧o‧nist

Noun[change]

Singular
protagonist

Plural
protagonists

  1. (countable) In a literary work or drama, the protagonist is the main character.
    I was rooting for the protagonist of the book.
  2. (countable) A protagonist is a leading person in a contest; a major performer.
    The event was canceled because the protagonist couldn't come.
  3. (countable) A protagonist can be someone who recommends a cause or course of action.
    There were no protagonists at the meeting so nothing got done.

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