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Meaning of INFIDEL

Pronunciation:  'infidl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who does not acknowledge your God

INFIDEL is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: gentile, heathen, pagan
 See Also: idol worshiper, idolater, idoliser, idolizer, nonreligious person, paynim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"fi*del\, a. [L. infidelis; pref. in- not + fidelis
    faithful, fr. fides faith: cf. F. infid[`e]le. See
    Not holding the faith; -- applied esp. to one who does not
    believe in the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the
    supernatural origin of Christianity.
          The infidel writer is a great enemy to society. --V.
  2. \In"fi*del\, n.
    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
    Note: Infidel is used by English writers to translate the
          equivalent word used Mohammedans in speaking of
          Christians and other disbelievers in Mohammedanism.
    Syn: {Infidel}, {Unbeliever}, {Freethinker}, {Deist},
         {Atheist}, {Sceptic}, {Agnostic}.
    Usage: An infidel, in common usage, is one who denies
           Christianity and the truth of the Scriptures. Some
           have endeavored to widen the sense of infidel so as to
           embrace atheism and every form of unbelief; but this
           use does not generally prevail. A freethinker is now
           only another name for an infidel. An unbeliever is not
           necessarily a disbeliever or infidel, because he may
           still be inquiring after evidence to satisfy his mind;
           the word, however, is more commonly used in the
           extreme sense. A deist believes in one God and a
           divine providence, but rejects revelation. An atheist
           denies the being of God. A sceptic is one whose faith
           in the credibility of evidence is weakened or
           destroyed, so that religion, to the same extent, has
           no practical hold on his mind. An agnostic remains in
           a state of suspended judgment, neither affirming nor
           denying the existence of a personal Deity.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agnostic, atheist, atheistic, disbeliever, disbelieving, ethnic, faithless, freethinker, gentile, giaour, goy, goyish, heathen, heretic, infidelic, kaffir, minimifidian, misbelieving, nonbeliever, non-Christian, non-Jew, non-Jewish, non-Mohammedan, non-Mormon, non-Moslem, non-Muhammadan, non-Muslim, nullifidian, pagan, profane, secularist, shegets, shiksa, unbeliever, unbelieving, unchristian, uncircumcised, zendician, zendik, zendikite