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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infidel  \In"fi*del\,  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. 
 
  Note:  Infidel  is  used  by  English  writers  to  translate  the 
  equivalent  word  used  Mohammedans  in  speaking  of 
  Christians  and  other  disbelievers  in  Mohammedanism. 
 
  Syn:  {Infidel},  {Unbeliever},  {Freethinker},  {Deist}, 
  {Atheist},  {Sceptic},  {Agnostic}. 
 
  Usage:  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infidel  \In"fi*del\,  a.  [L.  infidelis  pref.  in-  not  +  fidelis 
  faithful,  fr  fides  faith:  cf  F.  infid[`e]le.  See 
  {Fidelity}.] 
  Not  holding  the  faith;  --  applied  esp.  to  one  who  does  not 
  believe  in  the  inspiration  of  the  Scriptures,  and  the 
  supernatural  origin  of  Christianity. 
 
  The  infidel  writer  is  a  great  enemy  to  society.  --V. 
  Knox. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infidel 
  n  :  a  person  who  does  not  acknowledge  your  God  [syn:  {heathen}, 
  {pagan},  {gentile}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  INFIDEL,  n.  In  New  York,  one  who  does  not  believe  in  the  Christian 
  religion;  in  Constantinople,  one  who  does  (See  GIAOUR.)  A  kind  of 
  scoundrel  imperfectly  reverent  of  and  niggardly  contributory  to 
  divines,  ecclesiastics,  popes,  parsons,  canons,  monks,  mollahs, 
  voodoos,  presbyters,  hierophants  prelates,  obeah-men,  abbes,  nuns, 
  missionaries,  exhorters,  deacons,  friars,  hadjis,  high-priests, 
  muezzins,  brahmins,  medicine-men,  confessors,  eminences,  elders, 
  primates,  prebendaries,  pilgrims,  prophets,  imaums,  beneficiaries, 
  clerks,  vicars-choral,  archbishops,  bishops,  abbots,  priors, 
  preachers,  padres,  abbotesses  caloyers,  palmers,  curates,  patriarchs, 
  bonezs,  santons,  beadsmen,  canonesses  residentiaries  diocesans, 
  deans,  subdeans,  rural  deans,  abdals,  charm-sellers,  archdeacons, 
  hierarchs,  class-leaders,  incumbents,  capitulars,  sheiks,  talapoins, 
  postulants,  scribes,  gooroos,  precentors,  beadles,  fakeers,  sextons, 
  reverences,  revivalists,  cenobites,  perpetual  curates,  chaplains, 
  mudjoes  readers,  novices,  vicars,  pastors,  rabbis,  ulemas,  lamas, 
  sacristans,  vergers,  dervises,  lectors,  church  wardens,  cardinals, 
  prioresses,  suffragans,  acolytes,  rectors,  cures,  sophis,  mutifs  and 
  pumpums 
 
 




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