ICONOCLAST

  • a breaker or destroyer of images or idols [n -S]
  • A destroyer of images used in religious worship, in particular
  • A person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions
  • A Puritan of the 16th or 17th century
  • A supporter of the 8th- and 9th-century movement in the Byzantine Church that sought to abolish the veneration of icons and other religious images
  • originally referred to someone who destroys religious images or who opposes their veneration.