Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Iconoclast

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Iconoclast (noun)
i·con·o·clast [ahy-kon-uh-klast]

1. a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
2. a breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for religious veneration.

Related forms
i·con·o·clas·tic , adjective

Related Words for iconoclast
unbeliever, questioner, dissenter, heretic, radical, dissident, nonbeliever, critic, rebel, revolutionist, cynic, sceptic, ruiner, non-conformist

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2. nonconformist, rebel, dissenter, radical.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Medieval Latin iconoclastes < Medieval Greek eikonoklástes, equivalent to Greek eikono- icono- + -klastes breaker, equivalent to klas- (variant stem of klân to break) + -tes agent noun suffix

Examples from the Web for iconoclast
Contemporary Examples of iconoclast

Concerned and kind, he was also the ultimate risk taker, an iconoclast with an edgy, hard charging quality about him.

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They Murdered My Friend
Sandra McElwaine
November 17, 2008

Historical Examples of iconoclast
I am an iconoclast and have broken my god and cannot put together the pieces.

Outdoor Sketching
Francis Hopkinson Smith

I would like to say that I have no fear of the odium of the designation of iconoclast .

Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 2, April 1906

There is no iconoclast in the world like an extreme Mohammedan.

A Desert Drama
A. Conan Doyle

There was nothing of the revolutionary or the iconoclast about him.

The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay

Oliver Cromwell wasn't as moral as Anabel is—nor such an iconoclast .

Touch and Go
D. H. Lawrence
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