iconoclast definition

  • noun:
    • person who strikes and seeks to overthrow conventional or preferred a few ideas or establishments.
    • a person who damages sacred spiritual photos.
    • one that kills spiritual photos or icons, especially an opponent of the Orthodox Church when you look at the 8th and 9th centuries, or a Puritan during the European Reformation.
    • One who opposes orthodoxy and religion; a person who adheres on doctrine of iconoclasm.
    • one that strikes cherished philosophy.
    • A breaker or destroyer of photos or idols; a determined opponent of idol worship.
    • One who exposes or ruins impositions or shams; a person who strikes cherished opinions; a radical.
    • A breaker or destroyer of images; a person conspicuously hostile to the use of images in Christian worship.
    • One of those Protestants of the Netherlands who, during the reign of Philip II., riotously destroyed the images in many of the Roman Catholic churches.
    • Hence Any destroyer, denouncer, or exposer of mistakes or impostures; person who methodically strikes cherished philosophy.
    • a destroyer of images utilized in spiritual worship
    • someone who strikes cherished tips or standard institutions

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