Definition of Infidel

1. Noun. A person who does not acknowledge your god.

Exact synonyms: Gentile, Heathen, Pagan
Generic synonyms: Nonreligious Person
Specialized synonyms: Paynim, Idol Worshiper, Idolater, Idoliser, Idolizer
Derivative terms: Gentile, Heathen, Pagan, Paganize

Definition of Infidel

1. a. 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. 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 freethinker.

Definition of Infidel

1. Noun. A non-believer of a certain religion. ¹

2. Noun. One who does not believe in a certain principle. ¹

3. Noun. One with no religious beliefs. ¹

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Definition of Infidel

1. one who has no religious faith [n -S]

Medical Definition of Infidel

1. 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. Infidel is used by English writers to translate the equivalent word used Mohammedans in speaking of Christians and other disbelievers in Mohammedanism. Synonym: Infidel, Unbeliever, Freethinker, Deist, Atheist, Sceptic, Agnostic. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Infidel

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1. Sketches of Western Methodism: Biographical, Historical, and Miscellaneous by James Bradley Finley (1854)
"THE CONVERSION OF AN infidel. WHEN we were traveling the Cross Creek circuit, in the year 1814, one of the most wonderful manifestations of divine grace, ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1850)
"The king is an infidel. His grandfather, who has become Mohammedan, built its mosque and made the pond. The cause of the grandfather's receiving Islamism ..."

3. New Testament Illustrations: Comprising Choice Selections, Anecdotes by William Basil Jones (1875)
"REQUEST OF THE DYING infidel. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Hence arose the impediments toa marriage with a heretic (mixta religia) and with an infidel (dis- paritas cultus). As regards marriage with an infidel, ..."

5. Commentaries Upon International Law by Robert Phillimore (1854)
"which must always separate the Christian from the Mahometan or infidel, the immiscible character which their religion impresses upon their social habits, ..."

6. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake (1914)
"CHAPTER V infidel SMYRNA SMYRNA, or Giaour Izmir, " infidel Smyrna," as the Mussulmans ... Such are the incongruities of the " infidel city " at ordinary ..."

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