- a person who does not accept a particular faith, especially Christianity.
- (in Christian use) an unbeliever, especially a Muslim.
- (in Muslim use) a person who does not accept the Islamic faith; kafir (def. 2).
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Leaflets were widely distributed during that era saying that facial covering was what separated the Muslim woman from the infidel.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is immaterial if the infidel is a combatant or a civilian.
Safi makes the same threat toward other villagers and warns them never again to help a wounded “infidel” soldier.The Afghan Village That Saved Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From inside the apartment, he could hear people calling him an infidel and debating whether to kill him on the spot.
I was, of course, a woman; I was an infidel; and I was alone.Top Afghan General: Taliban Defeat Would Take Less Than a Year|Magsie Hamilton-Little|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Saint and sinner, believer and infidel, are alike under this compulsion in matters moral—and in all matters.St. Cuthbert's|Robert E. Knowles
Now the infidel knows no rest; activity is the law of his existence.The Young Priest's Keepsake|Michael Phelan
The infidel, the heretic, was to be run down like a mad dog.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
It was your honour, sire, which that day fell beneath the infidel axe.The Days of Chivalry|Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine
I have known places where the owners of a large tract of land were clergymen, and the foreman was an infidel.The Minute Man of the Frontier|W. G. Puddefoot