Meaning of infidel

in•fi•del

Pronunciation: (in'fi-dl, -del"), [key]
— n.
    1. a person who does not accept a particular faith, esp. Christianity.
    2. (in Christian use) an unbeliever, esp. a Muslim.
    3. (in Muslim use) a person who does not accept the Islamic faith; kaffir.
  1. a person who has no religious faith; unbeliever.
  2. (loosely) a person who disbelieves or doubts a particular theory, belief, creed, etc.; skeptic.
—adj.
  1. not accepting a particular faith, esp. Christianity or Islam; heathen.
  2. without religious faith.
  3. due to or manifesting unbelief: infidel ideas.
  4. rejecting the Christian religion while accepting no other; not believing in the Bible or any Christian divine revelation.
  5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of unbelievers or infidels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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