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Meaning of INNOCENT

Pronunciation:  'inusunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who lacks knowledge of evil
  2. [adj]  (archaic) used of things; lacking sense or awareness; "ignorant hope"; "fine innocent weather"
  3. [adj]  lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
  4. [adj]  free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
  5. [adj]  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"
  6. [adj]  free from sin

INNOCENT is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: absolved, acquitted, blameless, clean-handed, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, guiltless, harmless, ignorant, impeccant, inculpable, inexperienced person, ingenuous, innocuous, irreproachable, naif, naive, not guilty, sinless, unconscious, unimpeachable, vindicated, virtuous
 Antonyms: guilty
 See Also: boy scout, dear, exculpatory, human, individual, lamb, mortal, person, righteous, somebody, someone, soul, virgin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"no*cent\, a. [F. innocent, L. innocens, -entis;
    pref. in- not + nocens, p. pr. of nocere to harm, hurt. See
    1. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious;
       innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.
             The spear Sung innocent,and spent its force in air.
    2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin;
       pure; upright.
             To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. --Shak.
             I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
             blood.                                --Matt. xxvii.
             The aidless,innocent lady, his wished prey.
    3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as,
       a man is innocent of the crime charged.
             Innocent from the great transgression. --Ps. xix.
    4. Simple; artless; foolish. --Shak.
    5. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade.
    6. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent
       goods carried to a belligerent nation.
    {Innocent party} (Law),a party who has not notice of a fact
       tainting a litigated transaction with illegality.
    Syn: Harmless; innoxious; innoffensive; guiltless; spotless;
         immaculate; pure; unblamable; blameless; faultless;
         guileless; upright.
  2. \In"no*cent\, n.
    1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with,
       guilt or sin. --Shak.
    2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an
       idiot. --B. Jonson.
             In Scotland a natural fool was called an innocent.
                                                   --Sir W.
    {Innocents' day} (Eccl.), Childermas day.
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