ADJ-GRADEDIf you describe someone or their words or ideas as iconoclastic, you mean that they contradict established beliefs. [FORMAL]
Is it utopian to hope that such iconoclastic ideas will gain ground?...
His iconoclastic tendencies can get him into trouble.
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Iconoclastic — I*con o*clas tic, a. Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts, or to image breaking. Milman … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
iconoclastic — index radical (favoring drastic change), recusant, skeptical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
iconoclastic — iconoclástic adj. m., pl. iconoclástici; f. sg. iconoclástică, pl. iconoclástice Trimis de siveco, 09.06.2008. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … Dicționar Român
iconoclastic — (adj.) 1640s; see ICONOCLAST (Cf. iconoclast) + IC (Cf. ic) … Etymology dictionary
iconoclastic — i|con|o|clas|tic [aıˌkɔnəˈklæstık US ˌka:n ] adj formal iconoclastic ideas, opinions, writings etc attack established beliefs and customs ▪ Wolfe s theories were revolutionary and iconoclastic. >iconoclasm [aıˈkɔnəklæzəm US ˈka: ] n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
iconoclastic — adjective iconoclastic ideas, opinions, writings etc attack established beliefs and customs: Wolfe s theories were revolutionary and iconoclastic … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
iconoclastic — adjective Characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions; of or pertaining to iconoclasm. Many of Thomas Hardys works were considered iconoclastic in his days. Ant: iconodulic See Also: iconoclasm, iconoclast … Wiktionary
iconoclastic — iconoclast ► NOUN 1) a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions. 2) a person who destroys images used in religious worship, especially one belonging to a movement opposing such images in the Byzantine Church during the 8th and 9th… … English terms dictionary
iconoclastic — adjective see iconoclast … New Collegiate Dictionary
iconoclastic — See iconoclast. * * * … Universalium