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


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.

Nearby words

  1. iconic memory,
  2. iconium,
  3. icono-,
  4. iconoclasm,
  5. iconoclast,
  6. iconograph,
  7. iconographic,
  8. iconography,
  9. iconolatry,
  10. iconology

Origin of iconoclastic

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Word Origin and History for iconoclastic



1640s; see iconoclast + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper