What does iconoclastic mean?

iconoclastic meaning in General Dictionary

Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts or to image breaking

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  • characterized by assault on founded philosophy or organizations
  • destructive of pictures found in spiritual worship; said of religions, such as for example Islam, where the representation of living things is restricted
  • Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts, or even to image breaking.

iconoclastic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s; see iconoclast + -ic.


iconoclastic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or pertaining to the iconoclasts, or even to image-breaking.


Sentence Examples with the word iconoclastic

In the beginning of the 8th century, at the time of the iconoclastic controversy, the emperor Leo the Isaurian having forced compliance to his edict against the worshipping of images, the Neapolitans, encouraged by Pope Gregory III., threw off their allegiance to the Eastern emperors, and established a republican form of government under a duke of their own appointment.

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