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Definitions of innocent

  1. free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (archaic) used of things; lacking sense or awareness; "ignorant hope"; "fine innocent weather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person who lacks knowledge of evil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. used of things; lacking sense or awareness; "ignorant hope"; "fine innocent weather" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Simple; artless; foolish. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Free from sin. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Free from guilt or wrongdoing; blameless; pure in heart and life; foolishly ignorant; without evil effect; as, an innocent joke; devoid; as, innocent of humor; harmless; as, an innocent medicine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. One who is free from, or unacquainted with, sin; a simpleton. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Innocently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Benign. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  20. Not hurtful: inoffensive: blameless: pure: lawful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. One free from harm or fault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Free from guilt; pure; harmless. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Free from guilt; pure; blameless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Harmless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Guileless; artless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. One unstained by sin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. An imbecile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Harmless; free from guilt or sin; guiltless; lawful; guileless. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. One innocent; an imbecile. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Not producing injury; harmless in effects; free from crime or evil actions; blameless; pure; spotless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. One free from guilt or guile; a person deficient in intellect; an idiot. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. in'o-sent, adj. not hurtful: inoffensive: blameless: pure: lawful: simple, imbecile.--n. one free from fault: an idiot.--ns. INN'OCENCE, harmlessness: blamelessness: purity: artlessness: integrity: imbecility: absence of legal guilt; INN'OCENCY, the quality of being innocent.--adv. INN'OCENTLY.--INNOCENTS' DAY (see CHILDERMAS). [O. Fr.,--L. innocens, -entis--in, not, noc[=e]re, to hurt.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. [Latin] Not harmful; not tending of its own nature to a fatal issue; benign; as I. tumors. na
  34. Free from moral wrong, sinless; not guilty (of crime &c.); (colloq.) windows i. of (without) glass; simple, guileless; harmless; (n.) i. person, esp. young child; Innocents\' Day, Dec. 28, festival of the slaughter of children by Herod (Matt. ii. 16); (Parl. slang) massacre of the ii., sacrifice of measures at end of session for want of time; simple person; idiot. Hence or cogn. innocence, -ENCY (rare), nn., innocently adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Not malignant; benign. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. n. One free from guilt or harm ; —an ignorant person ; a simpleton. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. Pure from mischief; free from any particular guilt; unhurtful, harmless in effects. Complete Dictionary
  38. One free from guilt or harm; a natural,an idiot. Complete Dictionary
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