A Word A Day : Iconoclast





Word of 28th June 2007: A Word A Day-Iconoclast


Iconoclast



( Noun )


Iconoclast (iye KON uh KLAST): one who attacks popular beliefs or institutions

• The word
Iconoclast comes from Greek words meaning image breaker. The original iconoclasts were opponents of the use of icons, or sacred images, in certain Christian churches. Today the word is used to refer to someone who attacks popular figures and ideas, a person to whom nothing is sacred.

• The popular columnist was an inveterate
iconoclast, avidly attacking public figures no matter what their party affiliation.

• To study and go to class is to be an
iconoclast on that campus, which has reputation for being the biggest party school in the country if not in the world.

• Herbert's
iconoclastic views were not popular with the older members of the board.


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