Infidel definition

ĭnfĭ-dəl, -dĕl
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A person who does not believe in a particular religion, esp. the prevailing religion.
  • (historical) Among Christians, a non-Christian.
  • Among Muslims, a non-Muslim.
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One who has no religious beliefs.
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A person who does not accept some particular theory, belief, etc.
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That is an infidel; unbelieving.
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The definition of an infidel is a person who you consider a heathen because he does not adhere to the religion you believe is the true religion.

When someone does not conform to your religious beliefs, this is an example of someone you might consider an infidel.

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One who does not believe in a certain principle.
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One who doubts or rejects a particular doctrine, system, or principle.
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One who does not believe in a certain religion.

The Imam said that all non-Muslims are considered to be infidels.

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One with no religious beliefs.
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A person who holds no religious belief.
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Of infidels.
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(often offensive) An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity or Islam.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
infidel
Plural:
infidels

Origin of infidel

  • Middle English infidele from Old French from Latin īnfidēlis disloyal in- not in–1 fidēlis faithful (from fidēs faith bheidh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested 1460, from Middle French infidèle, from Latin īnfidēlis (“unfaithful”), from in- (“not”) + fidēlis (“faithful”). See fidelity.

    From Wiktionary