- 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).
- a person who has no religious faith; unbeliever.
- (loosely) a person who disbelieves or doubts a particular theory, belief, creed, etc.; skeptic.
- not accepting a particular faith, especially Christianity or Islam; heathen.
- without religious faith.
- due to or manifesting unbelief: infidel ideas.
- rejecting the Christian religion while accepting no other; not believing in the Bible or any Christian divine revelation.
- Also in·fi·del·ic [in-fi-del-ik] /ˌɪn fɪˈdɛl ɪk/. of, relating to, or characteristic of unbelievers or infidels.
Origin of infidel
Examples from the Web for infidelic
Historical Examples of infidelic
A misunderstanding of these expressions has doubtless caused many to be skeptical and infidelic.Cowley's Talks on Doctrine
Matthias F. Cowley
"Delices is infidelic," was the cry, and this doubtless had something to do with Voltaire's establishing himself at Ferney.
This is so plain that no student of the Bible, unless he means purposely to be infidelic, will dispute the fact.Birth of a Reformation
- a person who has no religious belief; unbeliever
- rejecting a specific religion, esp Christianity or Islam
- of, characteristic of, or relating to unbelievers or unbelief
Word Origin for infidel
mid-15c. (adjective and noun), from Middle French infidèle, from Latin infidelis "unfaithful, not to be trusted," later "unbelieving," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + fidelis "faithful" (see fidelity). In 15c. "a non-Christian" (especially a Saracen); later "one who does not believe in religion" (1520s). Also used to translate Arabic qafir, which is from a root meaning "to disbelieve, to deny," strictly referring to all non-Muslims but virtually synonymous with "Christian;" hence, from a Muslim or Jewish point of view, "a Christian" (1530s; see kaffir).