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Definitions of innocent

  1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who is free from, or unacquainted with, sin; a simpleton. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One free from harm or fault. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. One unstained by sin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. An imbecile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. One innocent; an imbecile. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. 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.
  9. Innocently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. used of things; lacking sense or awareness; "ignorant hope"; "fine innocent weather" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Simple; artless; foolish. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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.
  19. Not hurtful: inoffensive: blameless: pure: lawful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Free from guilt; pure; harmless. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Guileless; artless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Harmless; free from guilt or sin; guiltless; lawful; guileless. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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.

Usage examples for innocent

  1. Poor David had lost this innocent comfort- lost, too, the pleasure of going every day to the house she lived in. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. The innocent words which he should not have heard were like a blow. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
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