from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity or Islam.
- n. One who has no religious beliefs.
- n. One who doubts or rejects a particular doctrine, system, or principle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A non-believer of a certain religion.
- n. One who does not believe in a certain principle.
- n. One with no religious beliefs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not holding the faith; -- applied by Christians to one who does not believe in the inspiration of the Scriptures, and the supernatural origin of Christianity; used by Mohammedans to refer to those who do not believe in Islam.
- n. One who does not believe in the prevailing religious faith; a heathen; a freethinker; -- used especially by Christians and Mohammedans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without faith: unbelieving; disbelieving; especially, rejecting the distinctive doctrines of a particular religion, while perhaps an adherent of some other religion.
- Specifically Rejecting the Christian religion while accepting no other; not believing in the Bible or any divine revelation: used especially of persons belonging to Christian communities.
- Due to or manifesting unbelief.
- n. An unbeliever; a disbeliever; one who denies the distinctive tenets of a particular religion.
- n. Specifically A disbeliever in religion or divine revelation in general; especially, one who denies or refuses to believe in the Christian religion while accepting no other; one who rejects the inspiration of the Scriptures, or the divine origin and authority of Christianity as revealed in the Bible.
- n. In feudal law, one who violated fealty. Rapalje and Lawrence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who does not acknowledge your god
Middle English infidele, from Old French, from Latin īnfidēlis, disloyal : in-, not; see in-1 + fidēlis, faithful (from fidēs, faith; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested 1460, from Latin īnfidēlis ("unfaithful"), from in- ("not") + fidēlis ("faithful"). See fidelity. (Wiktionary)