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. 2013.

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  • iconoclastic — (adj.) 1640s; see ICONOCLAST (Cf. iconoclast) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • 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

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