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infidel

[ in-fi-dl, -del ]
/ ˈɪn fɪ dl, -ˌdɛl /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of infidel

1425–75; late Middle English <Late Latin infidēlis “unbelieving,” Latin: “unfaithful, treacherous.” See in-3, feal

synonym study for infidel

1-3. See agnostic.
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British Dictionary definitions for infidel

infidel
/ (ˈɪnfɪdəl) /

noun
a person who has no religious belief; unbeliever
adjective
rejecting a specific religion, esp Christianity or Islam
of, characteristic of, or relating to unbelievers or unbelief

Word Origin for infidel

C15: from Medieval Latin infidēlis, from Latin (adj): unfaithful, from in- 1 + fidēlis faithful; see feal
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