iconoclasm

[ ahy-kon-uh-klaz-uh m ]
/ aɪˈkɒn əˌklæz əm /

noun

the action or spirit of iconoclasts.

Origin of iconoclasm

1790–1800; iconocl(ast) + -asm on model of such pairs as enthusiast: enthusiasm
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British Dictionary definitions for iconoclasm

iconoclasm

/ (aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm) /

noun

the acts or beliefs of an iconoclast
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Word Origin and History for iconoclasm

iconoclasm


n.

1797 in reference to breaking of idols; 1858 in reference to beliefs, institutions, etc.; see iconoclast + -ism.

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