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Definition of "iconoclasm" []

  • The beliefs, practices, or doctrine of an iconoclast. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iconoclasm" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, the thrill that comes with 1970s-style iconoclasm is no more."
  • "Newspaper accounts of his life since his death two days ago indicate that he was derided by the reigning New York art world for his attachment to realism, whereas they reveled in iconoclasm or in iconoclastic iconism (Warhol et al.)."
  • "Romanticism could that desire (somewhat perversely) be associated with the sublime, so that a first-level iconoclasm is actually the hoped-for means by which words attain the animism of images?"