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iconoclast

i·con·o·clast

iconoclast

 
 
pronunciation:
aI ka n klaest
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who attacks and seeks to break down traditional beliefs and institutions or popular ideas and values.
As a priest, he is an iconoclast who believes in the ordaining of women and the acceptance of gay marriage.
similar words:
anarchist
definition 2: one who destroys religious images to prevent them from being worshiped.
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derivations: iconoclastic (adj.), iconoclastically (adv.)
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