noun \ˈin-fə-dəl, -fə-ˌdel\

: a person who does not believe in a religion that someone regards as the true religion

Full Definition of INFIDEL

:  one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
a :  an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion
b :  one who acknowledges no religious belief
:  a disbeliever in something specified or understood
infidel adjective

Examples of INFIDEL

  1. a holy war against the infidels

Origin of INFIDEL

Middle English infidele, from Middle French, from Late Latin infidelis unbelieving, from Latin, unfaithful, from in- + fidelis faithful — more at fidelity
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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