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iconoclast

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noun icon·o·clast \-ˌklast\

Simple Definition of iconoclast

  • : a person who criticizes or opposes beliefs and practices that are widely accepted

Full Definition of iconoclast

  1. 1 :  a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration

  2. 2 :  a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions

icon·o·clas·tic play \(ˌ)ī-ˌkä-nə-ˈklas-tik\ adjective
icon·o·clas·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of iconoclast

  1. <notorious as an iconoclast, that music critic isn't afraid to go after sacred cows>



Origin of iconoclast

Medieval Latin iconoclastes, from Middle Greek eikonoklastēs, literally, image destroyer, from Greek eikono- + klan to break — more at clast


First Known Use: 1641

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