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  • nouncentral figure of narrative
  • nounleader in a movement or cause

synonyms for protagonist

  • central character
  • central figure
  • central player
  • hero
  • heroine
  • key player
  • lead character
  • leading character
  • leading figure
  • leading player
  • main character
  • main figure
  • main player
  • principal
  • principal character
  • principal figure
  • principal player
  • lead
  • leading actor
  • leading lady
  • leading man
  • main actor
  • principal actor
  • star
  • title role
  • archetype
  • exemplar
  • idol
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    The trailer shows the protagonist digging what appears to be a grave, knifing a bad guy and conducting an interrogation with a hatchet.
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    In the 2013 movie Her, the protagonist develops a romantic relationship with a virtual assistant, and is soon disillusioned when he realizes that he was projecting human feelings and motivations onto “her” alien mind.
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    Wild boars, traffic-snarling flocks of sheep that cross the road from one field to another, mice and snakes are the regular protagonists in any chit-chat about life in Sant’Ippolito.
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    The Jedi, the main protagonists in Star Wars, rely on the light, of course.
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    He draws to himself rather more than his share of interest and sympathy, to the detriment of the protagonist.
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    Its protagonist had come home after completing his education in Vienna; and there was the family gathered to greet him.
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    It is in fact the first division of literature in which the heroine assumes the position of a protagonist.
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    He had lost the protagonist against whom, for a while, he had stood almost alone, and soon we find him complaining of neglect.
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    And so with Pepys and his adored protagonist: adored not blindly, but with trenchant insight and enduring, human toleration.
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    WORDS RELATED TO PROTAGONIST

    • advocate
    • ally
    • angel
    • benefactor
    • champion
    • endorser
    • follower
    • grubstaker
    • meal ticket
    • money
    • patron
    • promoter
    • protagonist
    • sponsor
    • staker
    • underwriter
    • well-wisher
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