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innoxious

[ih-nok-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. harmless; innocuous.
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Origin of innoxious

From the Latin word innoxius, dating back to 1615–25. See in-3, noxious
Related formsin·nox·ious·ly, adverbin·nox·ious·ness, noun
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Related Words for innoxious

gullible, ignorant, innocuous, childlike, wide-eyed, bland, banal, inoffensive, insipid, painless, pleasant, unobtrusive, secure, healthy, certain, reliable, harmless, dependable, pure, clear

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Historical Examples of innoxious

  • Lady Dalrymple and Miss Carteret--they would soon be innoxious cousins to her.

    Persuasion

    Jane Austen

  • They were the sacred transports of dear, domestic kindred, where all was pure, and full of innoxious pleasure.

  • One independent state is declared incompetent to prescribe to another, so long as that state is innoxious to its neighbours.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • When the mushroom is gathered fresh and quickly dried it is then also innoxious.

  • That is the old-fashioned method of sorcery; my Apollo, in his hallowed lines, is pointing out an innoxious art.


British Dictionary definitions for innoxious

innoxious

adjective
  1. not noxious; harmless
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Derived Formsinnoxiously, adverbinnoxiousness, noun
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