Recent utterances about the innocuousness of Australian snake-poison find a fitting answer in this melancholy occurrence.
This is erroneous and is based upon the assumed inefficacy and innocuousness of judicial injunctions.
The adventure in the Scoop scared him for a while into innocuousness; then he resumed his game again with redoubled zest.
unlikely to arouse strong feeling; insipid
Latin in- + nocere 'to injure'
innocuous in·noc·u·ous (ĭ-nŏk'yōō-əs)
Having no adverse effect; harmless.