iconoclastic

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to iconoclasm, or to the opinions and practices of the Iconoclasts; given to breaking images, or to exposing errors of belief or false pretensions: as, iconoclastic enthusiasm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts, or to image breaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions; of or pertaining to iconoclasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited
  • adjective characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions

Etymologies

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From iconoclast.

Examples

  • That they were especially iconoclastic is an idea that will not wash, when one considers the remarkable innovations, the formal attacks on the norms of literature present at the time, by such writers as Olson, Creeley, O'Hara, Spicer, and so on.

    May 2006

  • That they were especially iconoclastic is an idea that will not wash, when one considers the remarkable innovations, the formal attacks on the norms of literature present at the time, by such writers as Olson, Creeley, O'Hara, Spicer, and so on.

    Sketched

  • People call her iconoclastic or just difficult sometimes.

    Janet Jackson's Big on 'Discipline'

  • People call her iconoclastic or just difficult sometimes.

    Janet Jackson's Big on 'Discipline'

  • People call her iconoclastic or just difficult sometimes.

    Janet Jackson's Big on 'Discipline'

  • [Sidenote: Controversy over the veneration of images and pictures, -- the so-called iconoclastic controversy.]

    An Introduction to the History of Western Europe

  • But his progress towards similar fame in the top division was cut short by a knee injury which ended his career when he was 27, so now he is far better known as the iconoclastic manager who revived two ailing clubs.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • On the one hand, when these conservatives look at the Mappelthorpe photographs, or any other kind of iconoclastic art, all they can see is a posed rearrangement of the "real" -- the depravity and the obscenity of it all, whatever aesthetic effects the artist intended to create notwithstanding.

    Politics and Literature

  • And this makes you some kind of iconoclastic ‘rebel’.

    Chance and regularity in the development of the fly eye - The Panda's Thumb

  • The New Republic has always been kind of iconoclastic or has been since Peretz took it over.

    Fools' Names, Fools' Faces

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