[ doo-tuh-rag-uh-nist, dyoo- ]
/ ˌdu təˈræg ə nɪst, ˌdyu- /
(in ancient Greece) the actor next in importance to the protagonist.
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Examples from the Web for deuteragonist
The balance of the story is preserved by a sort of deuteragonist called the waki, who may also have his tsure.Plays of Old Japan|Marie C. Stopes
British Dictionary definitions for deuteragonist
/ (ˌdjuːtəˈræɡənɪst) /
(in ancient Greek drama) the character next in importance to the protagonist, esp the antagonist
Word Origin for deuteragonist
C19: from Greek deuteragōnistēs, from deutero- + agōnistēs contestant, actor
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