Iconoclast – Hapless
Iconoclast – Word of the Day
[noun]: somebody who opposes or does not believe in the accepted traditions, ideas, etc.
Originally, this word was used in reference to the Easter Church that had a mob of followers destroying icons and religious objects. This word came from a Late Greek word, eikonoklastes. Here, eikon means image and klastes means breaker. In 1842, the protestants in Netherlands vandalized the former Catholic churches, giving rise to the first attestation of this word.
- He was an iconoclast and started questioning the mission of the company, which resulted in a job loss for him.
- Most of the successful entrepreneurs have been iconoclasts who had no fear of inventing new things.
- People started calling the church leader an iconoclast when he spoke against the religious views.
- My uncle is an iconoclast who never believes in the ideas of others.
- India needs more iconoclasts to attack traditional beliefs and grow further.
- While Greg is a follower of religion and customs, his twin sister is a complete iconoclast.
- Anybody who disagrees with the views and ideas of the society is known as the iconoclast.
- I like exploring more and don’t find myself appreciating the old, suffocating ideas; thus, people call me an iconoclast.
- “You can either be an iconoclast or accept traditional beliefs. If nothing, it would be better for you to ignore all of the ideas coming your way.”
- At the end of the day, there are certain rules that even iconoclasts have to follow without any question or arguments.