Definition of Iconoclast

1. Noun. A destroyer of images used in religious worship.

Exact synonyms: Image Breaker
Generic synonyms: Destroyer, Ruiner, Undoer, Uprooter, Waster



2. Noun. Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions.
Generic synonyms: Aggressor, Assailant, Assaulter, Attacker

Definition of Iconoclast

1. n. A breaker or destroyer of images or idols; a determined enemy of idol worship.

Definition of Iconoclast

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. One who opposes orthodoxy and religion; one who adheres to the doctrine of iconoclasm. ¹

3. Noun. One who attacks cherished beliefs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Iconoclast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iconoclast

iconised
iconises
iconising
iconism
iconisms
iconization
iconizations
iconize
iconized
iconizes
iconizing
iconless
iconlike
iconoclasm
iconoclasms
iconoclast (current term)
iconoclastic
iconoclastically
iconoclasts
iconodule
iconodules
iconographer
iconographers
iconographic
iconographical
iconographically
iconographies
iconographist
iconographists
iconography

Literary usage of Iconoclast

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"She immediately set about undoing the work of the iconoclast emperors. ... Fear of the army, now fanatically iconoclast, kept her for a time from repealing ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"The iconoclast movement had its commencement in the Eastern Church. Opinion is divided as to the origin and antiquity of the practice of Imago-worship (qv) ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1920)
"Now for the first time— The complete writings of Brann, The iconoclast The ... Dealers can cash in big on this magnificent set of Brann,The iconoclast. ..."

4. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Arthur Stedman (1894)
"NEW ENGLAND'S GENTLE iconoclast. [Tribute to Emerson. Before the Mass. ... Here was an iconoclast without a hammer, who took down our idols from their ..."

5. The Dark Ages, 476-918 by Charles William Chadwick Oman (1908)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE iconoclast EMPERORS—STATE OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY 717-802 Leo and the defence of Constantinople, 718—Importance of his ..."

6. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"STATE OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE DURING THE iconoclast PERIOD. SECT. I.—Public Administration—Diplomatic and Commercial Relations. ..."

7. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1880)
"[Cu-XLIX. profane letters; but his education, his reason, perhaps his intercourse with the Jews and Arabs, had inspired Leo, the . iconoclast, the martial ..."

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