Definitions for infidelˈɪn fɪ dl, -ˌdɛl; -ˈdɛl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fi•del*ˈɪn fɪ dl, -ˌdɛl; -ˈdɛl ɪk(n.)

  1. a person who does not accept a particular religion, esp. Christianity. (in Muslim use) a person who does not accept the Islamic faith; kaffir.

    Category: Religion

  2. a person who has no religious faith; an unbeliever.

    Category: Religion

  3. a person who disbelieves a particular theory, belief, etc.

    Category: Religion

  4. (adj.)of or concerning infidels; heathen.

    Category: Religion

  5. without religious faith.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See atheist.

Origin of infidel:

1425–75; late ME < LL infidēlis unbelieving, L: unfaithful, treacherous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heathen, pagan, gentile, infidel(noun)

    a person who does not acknowledge your god

Wiktionary

  1. infidel(Noun)

    A non-believer of a certain religion.

  2. infidel(Noun)

    One who does not believe in a certain principle.

  3. infidel(Noun)

    One with no religious beliefs.

  4. Origin: First attested , from infidelis, from in- + fidelis. See fidelity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infidel(adj)

    not holding the faith; -- applied esp. to one who does not believe in the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the supernatural origin of Christianity

  2. Infidel(noun)

    one who does not believe in the prevailing religious faith; especially, one who does not believe in the divine origin and authority of Christianity; a Mohammedan; a heathen; a freethinker

Freebase

  1. Infidel

    Infidel is a term used in certain religions, especially Christianity or Islam, for one who has no religious beliefs, or who doubts or rejects the central tenets of the particular religion. Infidel is an ecclesiastical term in Christianity around which the Church developed a body of theology that deals with the concept of infidelity, which makes a clear differentiation between those who were baptized and followed the teachings of the Church versus those who are outside the faith. The term infidel was used by Christians to describe those perceived as the enemies of Christianity. When applied to non-monotheists, the usage of the word is similar to the appellations heathen or pagan. As such, the term infidel has often been applied to atheists, whose disbelief is viewed negatively in both Christianity and Islam. After the ancient world the concept of otherness, an exclusionary notion of the outside by societies with more or less coherent cultural boundaries, became associated with the development of the monotheistic and prophetic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The conception of infidelity as a theological condition is a result of their strict conformity to monotheism, as well as their rejection and condemnation of pagan rites.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. infidel

    One who defames his Creator and impeaches his own reason by believing in Orthodox Christianity.


Translations for infidel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unfaithful(adjective)

not loyal and true.

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