Beliefs and religious

iconoclastic
(adj)
eye-con-ǝ-CLA-stick
Meaning

attacking cherished traditions, such as religion and traditional moral values

1st Sample Sentence

In an iconoclastic book on the nation's history, he dismissed many national heroes as scoundrels and fools.

Root

eikon eikonos (likeness, image, portrait) (Greek)

Mnemonics

icon = idol clash = fragments. So, one who destroys idols into pieces is iconoclast. ICONOCLASTIC -> ICON (idol) + CLASH. CLASHing/destroying IDOLS/traditions

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