person who has no religion or whose religion is not that of the majority:
a crusade against infidels and heretics
to a religion other than that of the majority: the infidel foe
late 15th century: from French infidèle or Latin infidelis, from in- 'not' + fidelis
'faithful' (from fides 'faith', related to fidere 'to trust'). The word originally
denoted a person of a religion other than one's own, specifically a Muslim
(to a Christian), a Christian (to a Muslim), or a Gentile (to a Jew)www.oxforddictionaries.com
1. An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity
2. One who has no religious beliefs.
3. One who doubts or rejects a particular doctrine, system, or principle.
Middle English infidele, from Old French, from Latin nfidlis, disloyal : in-, not ;
see in-1 + fidlis, faithful (from fids, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots)http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/infidel
Pronunciation: \'in-f?-d?l, -f?-?del\Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English infidele, from Middle French, from Late Latin
infidelis unbelieving, from Latin, unfaithful, from in- + fidelis faithful
— more at fidelity
Date: 15th century
1 : one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
2 a : an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion b : one who acknowledges
no religious belief
3 : a disbeliever in something specified or understood
— infidel adjective www.merriam-webster.com
a. a person who does not accept a particular faith, esp. Christianity.
b. (in Christian use) an unbeliever, esp. a Muslim.
c. (in Muslim use) a person who does not accept the Islamic faith; kaffir.
2. a person who has no religious faith; unbeliever.
3. (loosely) a person who disbelieves or doubts a particular theory, belief,
creed, etc.; skeptic.
1. not accepting a particular faith, esp. Christianity or Islam; heathen.
2. without religious faith.
3. due to or manifesting unbelief: infidel ideas.
4. rejecting the Christian religion while accepting no other; not believing in
the Bible or any Christian divine revelation.
5. Also, infidel Pronunciation: (in"fi-del'ik). [key]of, pertaining to, or
characteristic of unbelievers or infidels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997
1. a person who does not believe in a particular religion, esp. the prevailing
a. among Christians, a non-Christian
b. among Muslims, a non-Muslim
2. A person who holds no religious belief
3. A person who does not accept some particular theory, belief, etc
1. That is an infidel; unbelieving
2. Of infidels
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