Adjective "iconoclastic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌʌɪkɒnəˈklastɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Criticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions.
  1. 'Once irreverent and perhaps even iconoclastic, these shows relied too heavily on his reputation and weakening force of personality.'
  2. 'His criticisms are never iconoclastic and his sympathy never sycophantic.'
  3. 'Again, like today's, its doings were chronicled by an irreverent, iconoclastic press eager for celebrity gossip and social scandal.'

Definitions

1. attacking or ignoring cherished beliefs and long-held traditions, etc., as being based on error, superstition, or lack of creativity: an iconoclastic architect whose buildings are like monumental sculptures.

2. breaking or destroying images, especially those set up for religious veneration.

More examples(as adjective)

"bankers can be iconoclastic."

"treatments can be iconoclastic."

"tones can be iconoclastic."

"temperaments can be iconoclastic."

"studies can be iconoclastic."

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