- not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy.
- not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
- not interesting, stimulating, or significant; pallid; insipid: an innocuous novel.
Origin of innocuous
Examples from the Web for innocuously
Contemporary Examples of innocuously
The company is innocuously and indirectly but also somehow reasonably called Washington River Protection Solutions.At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Steady Drip of Toxic Trouble
February 24, 2013
And, today, Crossroads GPS begins running an ad, innocuously entitled “Basketball,” in 10 swing states.GOP to Women: Obama’s Your Guilty Pleasure
May 23, 2012
Historical Examples of innocuously
Pistols might have been innocuously discharged for all that was known to the contrary.Miss Mapp
Edward Frederic Benson
Therefore I take it away as innocuously as possible, and touch his soft pompadour, in passing, with a reverent hand.Life's Minor Collisions
It could start as innocuously as a businessman planning a more effective advertising campaign.The Sensitive Man
Poul William Anderson
At that advanced time of life, too, a few occasional irregularities in the field may be innocuously permitted.Dog Breaking
William Nelson Hutchinson
Where you find sin, go ahead and denounce it mercilessly; but do it crisply, cuttingly, not dully and innocuously.The Young Man and the World
Albert J. Beveridge
- having little or no adverse or harmful effect; harmless
Word Origin for innocuous
- Having no adverse effect; harmless.