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Word of the Day 12/10/16 Iconoclast

Iconoclast (noun)
i·con·o·clast [ahy-kon-uh-klast]
(previously 02-10-13)

noun
1. a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
2. a breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for religious veneration.

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1. nonconformist, rebel, dissenter, radical.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Medieval Latin iconoclastes < Medieval Greek eikonoklástes, equivalent to Greek eikono- icono- + -klastes breaker, equivalent to klas- (variant stem of klân to break) + -tes agent noun suffix

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