One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Characterized by attack on cherished beliefs or institutions.‘a fresh, even an iconoclastic, influence could work wonders’
critical, sceptical, questioningView synonyms
- ‘It may belong in its iconoclastic period, the Sixties, but its subversive attack on state institutions rings as true as ever in our era of spin.’
- ‘Once irreverent and perhaps even iconoclastic, these shows relied too heavily on his reputation and weakening force of personality.’
- ‘For twenty years he was a star performer at the Cambridge history podium - theatrical, witty, irreverent, iconoclastic.’
- ‘Again, like today's, its doings were chronicled by an irreverent, iconoclastic press eager for celebrity gossip and social scandal.’
- ‘His criticisms are never iconoclastic and his sympathy never sycophantic.’
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