iconoclast iconoclast  /ˌaɪ ˈkɑ nə ˌklæst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a destroyer of images used in religious worship
  2. (n) someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

Usage(s):

  1. The upstart media company has disdainfully played the iconoclast, reveling in the fall of many mainstream media companies.
  2. Verdi, the iconoclast, who championed the cause of disaffected and laid off employees has now become an icon.
  3. The reporter worked hard to be an iconoclast by disavowing his previously held beliefs.

News

  • IRS mess is bigger than bam

    Abolish the Internal Revenue Service? So says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): “We ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax where the average American can fill out taxes on postcard,” the GOP’s favorite iconoclast told Fox News the other day. How would it work...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "We are very excited about the pairings in this season of 'Iconoclasts'" said Laura Michalchyshyn , Sundance Channel GM. "Each 'Iconoclast' has made significant impact in their respective fields and watching them share their worlds with those...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: Laura Nyro Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "Far from being the great iconoclast, punk rock has turned out to be the most successful movement in rock 'n' roll history," Gurewitz said. "It has spawned myriad genres. . . . Whether it's indie rock, emo, screamo, hard-core, post-hard-core...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Brett Gurewitz Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. ...McConnell was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said that while he disagreed with many of McConnell's positions, the nominee "showed himself to be more of an iconoclast than an...
    on Jul 1, 2005 By: Charles Schumer Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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