One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of Icarus, especially in being excessively ambitious.‘an Icarian mentality that could only lead to a crash and burn’
- ‘Poetry's escape, its excess, follows an Icarian path: it drives upwards in a transgressive trajectory only to reach its limits and fall.’
- ‘It is a classic example of our Icarian conceit: the belief that with our resource-depleting technology we can improve on Nature.’
- ‘In another story, Ursula is punished with an Icarian death, a fall into the sea.’
- ‘The stock followed the Icarian arc of so many of its dotcom peers.’
- ‘Their talents and fame offered both true Icarian tragedy and final proof that money can't buy love.’
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