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infidel

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɪn.fɪ.dəl/ us    /-fə.del/ offensive
(used especially between Christians and Muslims) someone who does not have the same religious beliefs as the person speaking: He lived among infidels/the infidel. infidel armies
Translations of “infidel”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尤被基督徒和穆斯林用來互指異教徒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尤被基督徒和穆斯林用来互指异教徒…
(Definition of infidel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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