iconoclastic

[ ahy-kon-uh-klas-tik ]
/ aɪˌkɒn əˈklæs tɪk /

adjective

attacking or ignoring cherished beliefs and long-held traditions, etc., as being based on error, superstition, or lack of creativity: an iconoclastic architect whose buildings are like monumental sculptures.
breaking or destroying images, especially those set up for religious veneration.

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Origin of iconoclastic

First recorded in 1640–45; iconoclast + -ic

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