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adjective as in skeptical

adjective as in irreligious

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One can read about this in Science and Ethics, written in 2006 by Bernard Rollin, an iconoclastic philosopher who died in November at age 78.

He prefers iconoclastic approaches, whether by directly funding asteroid detection or advocating for nuclear power to combat global warming.

The One Thing to See To appreciate Bukele’s iconoclastic political instincts, here’s a clip of his speech to the UN General Assembly in 2019 not long after he took office.

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Iconoclastic individuals are our heroes, and big, bad institutions—monarchies, patriarchies, churches—are the villains.

But the vividly painted remains are still considered by UNESCO to be one of the best examples of post-iconoclastic Byzantine art.

I respect Rabbi Yosef's erudition and his brave and sometimes iconoclastic halakhic (Jewish legal) writings.

He could afford to be iconoclastic, largely unburdened by the demands of ideology as he experimented with policy solutions.

“I saw gay marriage as just another liberal iconoclastic attack on traditional culture,” he said.

After all, however, the most revolutionary and iconoclastic reform in the new China is the changed policy of the schools.

So iconoclastic an outburst was sure to elicit vindicators of the world's faith as it had long been held.

It was long a pleasure to believe so and natural, too, until Nottebohm came with his iconoclastic evidence to the contrary.

The iconoclastic masters of that cluster of magnificent tenements, the Bucoleon, had especial claims upon his recollection.

On this, as we shall in another chapter see, the popes had revolted from their iconoclastic sovereigns of Constantinople.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to iconoclastic, such as: irreverent, dissident, individualistic, nonconforming, and radical.

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