iconoclastic

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iconoclast +‎ -ic.

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iconoclastic (comparative more iconoclastic, superlative most iconoclastic)

  1. Characterized by attack on established and accepted beliefs, customs, or institutions; of or pertaining to iconoclasm.
    Many of Thomas Hardy's works were considered iconoclastic in his day.
    • 1964 May, R. & M., “What chance for an outstanding prototype?”, in Modern Railways, page 319:
      I pose the iconoclastic suggestion that even at this late stage in B.R. dieselisation, rigid standardisation might be a shibboleth.

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