Concerned and kind, he was also the ultimate risk taker, an iconoclast with an edgy, hard charging quality about him.
It is my fate to be an iconoclast, and perhaps long practice has made me rather like the trade than otherwise.
I would like to say that I have no fear of the odium of the designation of iconoclast.
Well or ill ruled, iconoclast or not, they were necessary to keep Italy divided and weak.
The iconoclast that is in the heart of this poet is rampant.
Yet this vagabond and iconoclast sprang from the most conservative stock of Norway.
This gentle remonstrance only made the iconoclast more furious.
Like other monastic institutions, the Studion suffered greatly at the hands of the iconoclast emperors.
If one would act the part of iconoclast the question is, By what right?
If only the Chief knew how he had plunged along in his own way, an egotist, an iconoclast!
"breaker or destroyer of images," 1590s, from French iconoclaste and directly from Medieval Latin iconoclastes, from Late Greek eikonoklastes, from eikon (genitive eikonos) "image" + klastes "breaker," from klas- past tense stem of klan "to break" (see clastic). Originally those in the Eastern Church in 8c. and 9c. whose mobs of followers destroyed icons and other religious objects on the grounds that they were idols. Applied to 16c.-17c. Protestants in Netherlands who vandalized former Catholic churches on similar grounds. Extended sense of "one who attacks orthodox beliefs or institutions" is first attested 1842.