infidel

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noun in·fi·del \ˈin-fə-dəl, -fə-ˌdel\

Definition of infidel

  1. 1 :  one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity

  2. 2a :  an unbeliever with respect to a particular religionb :  one who acknowledges no religious belief

  3. 3 :  a disbeliever in something specified or understood

infidel

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Examples of infidel in a sentence

  1. a holy war against the infidels

Origin and Etymology of infidel

Middle English infidele, from Medieval French, from Late Latin infidelis unbelieving, from Latin, unfaithful, from in- + fidelis faithful — more at fidelity


First Known Use: 15th century

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INFIDEL Defined for English Language Learners

infidel

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noun in·fi·del \ˈin-fə-dəl, -fə-ˌdel\

Definition of infidel for English Language Learners

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


INFIDEL Defined for Kids

infidel

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noun in·fi·del \ˈin-fə-dəl, -fə-ˌdel\

Definition of infidel for Students

  1. :  a person who does not believe in a certain religion


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