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 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 ?
``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.
Over and over again in my past experience among my perishing fellow-creatures, the members of the notoriously infidel profession of Medicine had stepped between me and my mission of mercy-- on the miserable pretence that the patient wanted quiet, and that the disturbing influence of all others which they most dreaded, was the influence of Miss Clack and her Books.
The Glen folks fight shy of him because they think he's an infidel. He ain't that far gone exactly--few men is, I reckon--but he's what you might call a heretic.
thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable is thine!
They showed us where the great Godfrey and his brother Baldwin, the first Christian Kings of Jerusalem, once lay buried by that sacred sepulchre they had fought so long and so valiantly to wrest from the hands of the infidel. But the niches that had contained the ashes of these renowned crusaders were empty.
"Tonight, when it is dark I will torture him." She looked upon his perfect, godlike figure and upon his handsome, smiling face and then she steeled her heart again by thoughts of her love spurned; by religious thoughts that damned the infidel who had desecrated the holy of holies; who had taken from the blood-stained altar of Opar the offering to the Flaming God--and not once but thrice.
How you can love such a man I cannot tell, or what pleasure you can find in his company; for "what fellowship hath light with darkness; or he that believeth with an infidel?"'
"You're an infidel! You don't believe in God," they shouted.
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.
That was a time of color, when the sunlight fell on glancing steel and floating banners; a time of adventure and fierce struggle,--nay, of living, religious art and religious enthusiasm; for were not cathedrals built in those days, and did not great emperors leave their Western palaces to die before the infidel strongholds in the sacred East?
"Does he know that you are as big an infidel as he?"
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.