noun Etymology: Medieval Latin iconoclastes, from Middle Greek eikonoklastēs, literally, image destroyer, from Greek eikono- + klan to break — more at clast Date: 1641 1. a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration 2. a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions • iconoclastic adjectiveiconoclastically adverb

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