Synonyms of icon
1 idolDictionary • a fashion icon of the nineties
idol • They cheered as they caught sight of their idol.
hero • I still remember my boyhood heroes.
favourite • He was a favourite of the king.
pet • They taunted her about being the teacher's pet.
darling • He was the darling of the family.
2 representationDictionary • He came home with a haul of religious icons.
representation • a life-like representation of Christ
image • The polished stone bore the graven image of a snakebird.
figure • a life-size bronze figure of a woman
statue • a huge white statue of Chairman Mao
idol • They shaped the substance into idols that were eaten ceremoniously.
likeness • The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
effigy • An effigy of her was being burned in the town square.
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darlingThe darling of a group of people is someone who is especially liked by that group.
• He was the darling of the family.
effigyAn effigy is a quickly and roughly made figure, often ugly or amusing, that represents someone you hate or feel contempt for.
• An effigy of her was being burned in the town square.
• He was a favourite of the king.
Thesaurus for icon from the Collins English Thesaurus