Definition of inocent
1. innocent [ a ] free from evil or guilt
Examples: "an innocent child" "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
The clock which had struck presented an innocent face .
(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)
And the thing about hurt feelings , the wet bathing_suit pointed_out , is that the person who has them is not quite the innocent party he believes himself to be .Synonyms innocent clean-handed guiltless Related Terms guilty absolved blameless acquitted righteous exculpatory
2. innocent [ a ] lacking intent or capacity to injure
Examples: "an innocent prank"
(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
The obscurity of politicians may_not always be as innocent as it looks .Synonyms innocent innocuous Related Terms harmless
3. innocent [ a ] lacking in sophistication or worldliness
Examples: "a child's innocent stare" "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)
The innocent malfeasant , filled with that supreme sense of honor found in bars , insisted upon replacing the destroyed monocle - and did , over the protests of the former owner - with a square monocle .Synonyms innocent ingenuous Related Terms naive
4. innocent [ a ] free from sinUsed in print:
(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
Naked girls danced in the chancel of the Abbey , the youngest and seemingly the most innocent being chosen to read a sermon filled with veiled depravities .Synonyms innocent sinless impeccant Related Terms virtuous
5. innocent [ a ] (archaic) used of things; lacking sense or awareness
Examples: "ignorant hope" "fine innocent weather"
6. Innocent [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14290Synonyms Innocent
7. innocent [ n ] a person who lacks knowledge of evilSynonyms inexperienced_person innocent Related Terms person virgin boy_scout lamb
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