infedele

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin īnfidēlis.
Equivalent to in- (un-, not) +‎ fedele (faithful, loyal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /in.feˈde.le/, [iɱfeˈd̪eːl̺e]
  • Stress: infedéle
  • Hyphenation: in‧fe‧de‧le

Adjective[edit]

infedele (masculine and feminine plural infedeli)

  1. unfaithful, faithless, false
    Synonyms: falso, infido, malfido, sleale, traditore
    Antonyms: devoto, fedele, fidato, fido
  2. unfaithful, adulterous
    un marito infedelean unfaithful husband
    Synonyms: adultero, fedifrago, traditore
    Antonyms: fedele
  3. unfaithful, inaccurate, inexact
    una traduzione infedelean inaccurate translation
    Synonyms: impreciso, inesatto
    Antonyms: fedele, letterale, testuale
  4. (religion) non-believing
  5. (religion, archaic) unbaptized
    Synonyms: pagano

Noun[edit]

infedele m, f (plural infedeli)

  1. infidel, nonbeliever
  2. (historical, derogatory) A non-Christian, especially a Muslim.
  3. (derogatory) A non-Muslim, especially a Christian; giaour
    Synonyms: giaurro

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