infidel


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in·fi·del

 (ĭn′fĭ-dəl, -dĕl′)
n.
1. Often Offensive An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity or Islam.
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 īnfidēlis, disloyal : in-, not; see in-1 + fidēlis, faithful (from fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

infidel

(ˈɪnfɪdəl)
n
a person who has no religious belief; unbeliever
adj
1. rejecting a specific religion, esp Christianity or Islam
2. of, characteristic of, or relating to unbelievers or unbelief
[C15: from Medieval Latin infidēlis, from Latin (adj): unfaithful, from in-1 + fidēlis faithful; see feal]

in•fi•del

(ˈɪn fɪ dl, -ˌdɛl)

n.
1.
a. a person who does not accept a particular religion, esp. Christianity.
b. (in Muslim use) a person who does not accept the Islamic faith; kaffir.
2. a person who has no religious faith; an unbeliever.
3. a person who disbelieves a particular theory, belief, etc.
adj.
4. of or concerning infidels; heathen.
5. without religious faith.
6. Also, in`fi•del′ic (-ˈdɛl ɪk) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of unbelievers or infidels.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin infidēlis unbelieving, Latin: unfaithful, treacherous]
syn: See atheist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infidel - a person who does not acknowledge your godinfidel - a person who does not acknowledge your god
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
paynim - a heathen; a person who is not a Christian (especially a Muslim)
idol worshiper, idolater, idoliser, idolizer - a person who worships idols

infidel

noun unbeliever, sceptic, atheist, heretic, agnostic, heathen, nonconformist, freethinker, nonbeliever a holy war to drive the infidels out
Translations
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infidel

[ˈɪnfɪdəl]
A. ADJinfiel, descreído
B. Ninfiel mf, descreído/a m/f
the Infidellos descreídos, la gente descreída

infidel

[ˈɪnfɪdəl]
ninfidèle mf
adjinfidèle

infidel

n (Hist, Rel) → Ungläubige(r) mf

infidel

[ˈɪnfɪdəl] (liter)
1. ninfedele m/f
2. adjmiscredente
References in classic literature ?
thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine
They would be shocked at the propo- sition of fellowshipping a SHEEP-stealer; and at the same time they hug to their communion a MAN- stealer, and brand me with being an infidel, if I find fault with them for it.
I am quite an Infidel about it, and shall never be converted.
And now his heart Distends with pride, and hardning in his strength Glories: For never since created man, Met such imbodied force, as nam'd with these Could merit more then that small infantry Warr'd on by Cranes: though all the Giant brood Of PHLEGRA with th' Heroic Race were joyn'd That fought at THEB'S and ILIUM, on each side Mixt with auxiliar Gods; and what resounds In Fable or ROMANCE of UTHERS Son Begirt with BRITISH and ARMORIC Knights; And all who since, Baptiz'd or Infidel Jousted in ASPRAMONT or MONTALBAN, DAMASCO, or MAROCCO, or TREBISOND, Or whom BISERTA sent from AFRIC shore When CHARLEMAIN with all his Peerage fell By FONTARABBIA.
Nay, by St Mary, brother Brian, you must not think you are now in Palestine, predominating over heathen Turks and infidel Saracens; we islanders love not blows, save those of holy Church, who chasteneth whom she loveth.
He suspected her of being an infidel, though neither he nor any other mortal in Lyvern had ever heard a word from her on the subject of her religious opinions.
Even an infidel would have heard little or nothing to shock his sensibility.
Some patriarchs wore awful turbans, but the grand mass of the infidel horde wore the fiery red skull-cap they call a fez.
If he had died during that time when he was little better than an infidel he would have been lost; he believed implicitly in pain everlasting, he believed in it much more than in eternal happiness; and he shuddered at the dangers he had run.
Shouting on the foe he fell, And like thunder rang his war-cry O'er the cowering infidel.
But the Somo folk did not know what went on behind the scenes, when Bashti, a sheer infidel, talked alone now with one doctor and now with another.
whereat Alleyne doffed hat and bent knee, looking with much reverence at one who had devoted his life to the overthrow of the infidel.