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It's a mark of any icon that it should be open to iconoclasm.
Charles Jencks

Meaning of "iconoclasm" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ICONOCLASM

iconoclasm  [aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ICONOCLASM

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Iconoclasm is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ICONOCLASM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

iconoclasm

Iconoclasm

Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture's own religious icons and other symbols or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. It is a frequent component of major political or religious changes. The term does not generally encompass the specific destruction of images of a ruler after his death or overthrow. People who engage in or support iconoclasm are called "iconoclasts", a term that has come to be applied figuratively to any individual who challenges "cherished beliefs or venerated institutions on the grounds that they are erroneous or pernicious". Conversely, people who revere or venerate religious images are called "iconolaters". In a Byzantine context, they are known as "iconodules", or "iconophiles". Iconoclasm may be carried out by people of a different religion, but is often the result of sectarian disputes between factions of the same religion. In Christianity, iconoclasm has generally been motivated by people who adopt a literal interpretation of the Ten Commandments, which forbid the making and worshipping of "graven images or any likeness of anything". The degree of iconoclasm among Christian sects greatly varies.

Definition of iconoclasm in the English dictionary

The definition of iconoclasm in the dictionary is the acts or beliefs of an iconoclast.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ICONOCLASM


alloplasm
ˈæləˌplæzəm
archiplasm
ˈɑːkɪˌplæzəm
archoplasm
ˈɑːkəˌplæzəm
axoplasm
ˈæksəʊˌplæzəm
bioplasm
ˈbaɪəʊˌplæzəm
cataclasm
ˈkætəˌklæzəm
cataplasm
ˈkætəˌplæzəm
cytoplasm
ˈsaɪtəʊˌplæzəm
deuteroplasm
ˈdjuːtərəʊˌplæzəm
ectoplasm
ˈɛktəʊˌplæzəm
endoplasm
ˈɛndəʊˌplæzəm
idioplasm
ˈɪdɪəʊˌplæzəm
neoplasm
ˈniːəʊˌplæzəm
nucleoplasm
ˈnjuːklɪəˌplæzəm
periplasm
ˈperɪˌplæzəm
plasm
ˈplæzəm
protoplasm
ˈprəʊtəˌplæzəm
sarcoplasm
ˈsɑːkəʊˌplæzəm
somatoplasm
ˈsəʊmətəˌplæzəm
trophoplasm
ˈtrɒfəˌplæzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ICONOCLASM

iconoclast
iconoclastic
iconoclastically
iconographer
iconographic
iconographical
iconographies
iconography
iconolater
iconolatrous
iconolatry
iconological
iconologist
iconology
iconomatic
iconomaticism
iconoscope
iconostas
iconostases

WORDS THAT END LIKE ICONOCLASM

blepharospasm
bronchospasm
chasm
chiasm
deutoplasm
enthusiasm
ergastoplasm
exoplasm
fantasm
germ plasm
hyaloplasm
karyoplasm
metaplasm
orgasm
phantasm
piroplasm
sarcasm
spasm
vasospasm
wasm

Synonyms and antonyms of iconoclasm in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «iconoclasm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ICONOCLASM

Find out the translation of iconoclasm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of iconoclasm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «iconoclasm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣像破坏运动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

iconoclasia
570 millions of speakers

English

iconoclasm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भंजन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المروق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

иконоборчество
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

iconoclastia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিত্তির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

iconoclasme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Iconoclasm
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bilderstürmerei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

偶像破壊
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우상 파괴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iconoclasm
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

iconoclasm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

iconoclasm
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रलोभन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geleneklere karşı çıkma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

iconoclasma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ikonoklazm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

іконоборство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iconoclasm
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εικονομαχίας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beeldestorm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ikonoklasmen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

iconoclasm
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of iconoclasm

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ICONOCLASM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ICONOCLASM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about iconoclasm

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QUOTES WITH «ICONOCLASM»

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Charles Jencks
It's a mark of any icon that it should be open to iconoclasm.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ICONOCLASM»

Discover the use of iconoclasm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to iconoclasm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians
Images, Iconoclasm, and the Carolingians is the first book to provide a comprehensive study of the Western response to Byzantine iconoclasm.
Thomas F. X. Noble, 2011
2
Iconoclasm and Iconoclash: Struggle for Religious Identity
"This book includes a discussion of the role of these images in society and politics, in theology and liturgy, yesterday and today.
Willem J. van Asselt, Paul Van Geest, Daniela Muller, 2007
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Iconoclasm: Contested Objects, Contested Terms
This book brings together a collection of essays each of which fundamentally questions the meaning of the word iconoclasm as a descriptive category.
Stacy Boldrick, Richard S. Clay, 2007
4
The Forbidden Image: An Intellectual History of Iconoclasm
This book discusses the privileging and prohibition of religious images over two and a half millennia in the West.
Alain Besan?on, 2000
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Puritan Iconoclasm During the English Civil War
An examination of Puritan iconoclasm, the reasons which led to it, and the forces which sustained it.
Julie Spraggon, 2003
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The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the ...
Compelling and thought-provoking, The Destruction of Art forces us to rethink the ways that we interact with art and react to its power to shock or subdue.
Dario Gamboni, 2013
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Iconoclasm in Aesthetics
Discusses the work of four influential philosophers of art: Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida, and Danto.
Michael Kelly, 2003
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Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition
Iconoclasts are people like the Taliban, who blew up Buddhist statues in 2001. We tend, that is, to look with horror on iconoclasm. This book argues instead that iconoclasm is a central strand of Anglo-American modernity.
James Simpson, 2010
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The Wake of Iconoclasm: Painting the Church in the Dutch ...
"Explores the relationship between art and religion after the iconoclasm of the Dutch Reformation.
Angela Vanhaelen, 2012
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Voracious Idols and Violent Hands: Iconoclasm in Reformation ...
This 1995 book explores the acts of iconoclasm as the means to recover the participation of ordinary Christians in the Reformation.
Lee Palmer Wandel, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ICONOCLASM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term iconoclasm is used in the context of the following news items.
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Review: Nutso, Ballsy, And Exhilarating South Korean Thri | The …
... grade to such unapologetically genre fare in the midst of the most prestigious festival of film in the world, but in a fit of fuck 'em all iconoclasm, ... «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
2
TV historian at Festival event - Lynn News
The other dominant theme in Dutch art is iconoclasm, which began with the overthrow of the Catholic Spanish oppressors and literally swept ... «Lynn News, Jul 15»
3
What Was the Greek Finance Minister Trying To Do and Did He Do It …
Syriza could have toned down its iconoclasm and begun to negotiate more politely while attempting to make allies of other eurozone nations. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
UNCHARTED: Halifax's Nap Eyes made the best album you haven't …
They're coming after punk and the total iconoclasm of, like, the Sex Pistols. I love The Clash so much. They are one of my favourite bands, and ... «ChartAttack, Jul 15»
5
Wipe the Confederacy out now: Southern haters have a sick new lie …
In the aftermath of a war, it is the prerogative of the victors to decide the legacy of the vanquished. And iconoclasm is almost always the order of ... «Salon, Jul 15»
6
Confederate Flag & Islamic Terror -- the Left's Blatant Double …
... Naval Academy Museum, recently compared the rush to dig up Confederate graves and tear down statues in the U.S. to Islamic iconoclasm. «National Review Online, Jul 15»
7
Delta Goodrem v. Jessie J: A catfight as contrived as the idea that …
With the brazen iconoclasm of a lecturer delivering the introductory lesson to a first-year media studies course, News.com.au quoted the singer ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Zero Tolerance for Confederate Flag, Nuance for Islamic Terror
... Naval Academy Museum, recently compared the rush to dig up Confederate graves and tear down statues in the U.S. to Islamic iconoclasm. «Town Hall, Jul 15»
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Jonah Goldberg: Confederate flag and hypocrisy - Pal-Item
... of the Naval Academy Museum, recently compared the rush to dig up Confederate graves and tear down statues to Islamic iconoclasm. «Richmond, Jul 15»
10
Bernie Sanders's Grassroots Army Is Passionate. But Can They Get …
... organizing efforts embody what they love most about the candidate himself: authenticity, iconoclasm, independence, and self-determination. «The New Republic, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Iconoclasm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/iconoclasm>. Aug 2019 ».
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