innocent

[ in-uh-suhnt ]
/ ˈɪn ə sənt /

adjective

noun

Origin of innocent

1150–1200; Middle English < Latin innocent- (stem of innocēns) harmless, equivalent to in- in-3 + nocēns present participle of nocēre to harm; see -ent; cf. noxious
SYNONYMS FOR innocent
2 Innocent, blameless, guiltless imply freedom from the responsibility of having done wrong. Innocent may imply having done no wrong at any time, and having not even a knowledge of evil: an innocent victim. Blameless denotes freedom from blame, especially moral blame: a blameless life. Guiltless denotes freedom from guilt or responsibility for wrongdoing, usually in a particular instance: guiltless of a crime.
6 simple, naive, unsophisticated, artless.
Related forms
Can be confusedacquitted innocent nolo contendere (see synonym study at the current entry)innocence innocents
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British Dictionary definitions for innocently

innocent

/ (ˈɪnəsənt) /

adjective

noun

an innocent person, esp a young child or an ingenuous adult
a simple-minded person; simpleton
Derived Formsinnocently, adverb
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Medicine definitions for innocently

innocent

[ ĭnə-sənt ]

adj.

Not apparently harmful; benign.
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