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    iconoclast - Dictionary definition and meaning for word iconoclast

    Definition
    (noun) a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    Synonyms : image breaker
    Definition
    (noun) someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions
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icons-ideals; clast is like clash... so iconoclast is someone whose ideas clash with the traditional ideals.

iconoclast = icono- + clast; icono- "image"; clast ~ clash; => image destroyer

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