Origin of iconoclast
OTHER WORDS FROM iconoclasti·con·o·clas·tic, adjective
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How to use iconoclast in a sentence
His public persona as a cultural renegade, an incorrigible iconoclast and social rebel hugged the headlines.Is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ready for Fela Kuti?|Sanya Osha|April 18, 2021|Quartz
Above all, it captures an iconoclast who was, nevertheless, really good at working within the showbiz system.We give geniuses license to be jerks. Mike Nichols tried not to be anyhow.|Emily VanDerWerff|April 2, 2021|Vox
Bridgewater insiders are concerned that the firm lost its way as Dalio cultivated his iconoclast image, hit the Davos circuit and published his 2017 best-seller, “Principles,” his rules for life and business.The losses continue to pile up for hedge fund king Ray Dalio|Bernhard Warner|September 15, 2020|Fortune
A committed iconoclast, jazz-lover and friend of Ronald Reagan, Hayakawa defeated Democratic incumbent John V. Tunney.When Did the GOP Get So White: The Republicans’ Loss of Diversity|John Avlon|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Washington insider and defiant iconoclast, a rotund blast from the Clinton-era past running as the candidate of radical change.Why the Tea Party Loves Gingrich Despite Suspicions About His Record|John Avlon|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Paul Flynn talks to the fashion iconoclast about nudity, sex appeal, and what she wore to her divorce.
Paul Flynn talks to the fashion iconoclast about nudity, sex appeal and what she wore to her divorce.
Concerned and kind, he was also the ultimate risk taker, an iconoclast with an edgy, hard charging quality about him.
"This is the blankest, rummiest blank go ever I was in," muttered the would-be iconoclast.The Chequers|James Runciman
The inspired gentleman put the problem as a knotty one, and begged the assistance of the clever Iconoclast.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh|George W. Foote
But Gano shrank from the sound and fury of the iconoclast as much as from his more coherently expressed doctrines.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
The iconoclast of to-day is full of scorn for patriotism, which he holds the most retrograde of emotions.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
He was an iconoclast, seldom went to church, and was entirely lacking in reverence.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for iconoclast
- a destroyer of religious images or sacred objects
- an adherent of the heretical movement within the Greek Orthodox Church from 725 to 842 ad, which aimed at the destruction of icons and religious images