iconoclasm

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i·con·o·clasm

 (ī-kŏn′ə-klăz′əm)
n.
The beliefs, practices, or doctrine of an iconoclast.

[Back-formation from iconoclast.]

iconoclasm

(aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm)
n
the acts or beliefs of an iconoclast

i•con•o•clasm

(aɪˈkɒn əˌklæz əm)

n.
the action, beliefs, or spirit of iconoclasts.
[1790–1800]

iconoclasm

1. the practice of destroying images, especially those created for religious veneration.
2. the practice of opposing cherished beliefs or traditional institutions as being founded on error or superstition.
3. the doctrines underlying these practices. — iconoclast, n. — iconoclastic, adj.
See also: Images
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iconoclasm - the orientation of an iconoclast
heresy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy - any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
Translations

iconoclasm

[aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm] Niconoclastia f

iconoclasm

n (lit, fig)Bilderstürmerei f
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