November 5th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Protagonist

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Protagonist (noun)
pro·tag·o·nist [proh-tag-uh-nist]


noun
1. the leading character, hero, or heroine of a drama or other literary work.
2. a proponent for or advocate of a political cause, social program, etc.
3. the leader or principal person in a movement, cause, etc.
4. the first actor in ancient Greek drama, who played not only the main role, but also other roles when the main character was offstage. Compare deuteragonist, tritagonist.
5. Physiology, agonist.

OTHER WORDS FROM PROTAGONIST
pro·tag·o·nism, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH PROTAGONIST
antagonist proponent

WORDS RELATED TO PROTAGONIST
combatant, hero, idol, mainstay, exponent, champion, lead, warrior, advocate, exemplar, leader, principal, standard-bearer

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Origin: 1665–75; < Greek prōtagōnistḗs actor who plays the first part, literally, first combatant, equivalent to prôt(os) first + agōnistḗs one who contends for a prize, combatant, actor. See proto-, antagonist

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