Iconoclast Definition

ī-kŏnə-klăst
iconoclasts
noun
iconoclasts
One opposed to the religious use of images or advocating the destruction of such images.
Webster's New World
One who attacks and seeks to destroy widely accepted ideas, beliefs, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Iconoclast

Noun

Singular:
iconoclast
Plural:
iconoclasts

Origin of Iconoclast

  • French iconoclaste from Medieval Greek eikonoklastēs smasher of religious images eikono- icono- Greek -klastēs breaker (from klān klas- to break)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French iconoclaste, from Byzantine Greek εἰκονοκλάστης (“eikonoklástēs”, literally “image breaker”).

    From Wiktionary

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