Definitions for iconoclastaɪˈkɒn əˌklæst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who attacks cherished beliefs or traditional institutions as being based on error or superstition.
a breaker or destroyer of images, esp. those set up for religious veneration.
Origin of iconoclast:
1590–1600; < ML īconoclastēs < MGk eikonoklástēs= Gk eikono-icono - +-klastēs breaker, agentive der. of klân to break
iconoclast, image breaker(noun)
a destroyer of images used in religious worship
someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions
One who destroys religious images or icons, especially an opponent of the Orthodox Church in the 8th and 9th centuries, or a Puritan during the European Reformation.
One who opposes orthodoxy and religion; one who adheres to the doctrine of iconoclasm.
One who attacks cherished beliefs.
Origin: From εἰκονοκλάστης.
a breaker or destroyer of images or idols; a determined enemy of idol worship
one who exposes or destroys impositions or shams; one who attacks cherished beliefs; a radical