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iconoclasm

[ahy-kon-uh-klaz-uh m] /aɪˈkɒn əˌklæz əm/
noun
1.
the action or spirit of iconoclasts.
Origin of iconoclasm
1790-1800
1790-1800; iconocl(ast) + -asm on model of such pairs as enthusiast: enthusiasm
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iconoclasm

/aɪˈkɒnəˌklæzəm/
noun
1.
the acts or beliefs of an iconoclast
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Word Origin and History for iconoclasm
n.

1797 in reference to breaking of idols; 1858 in reference to beliefs, institutions, etc.; see iconoclast + -ism.

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