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Meaning of INNOCUOUS

Pronunciation:  i'nâkyoous

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
  2. [adj]  not injurious to physical or mental health
  3. [adj]  not causing disapproval; "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"
  4. [adj]  unlikely to harm or disturb anyone; "harmless old man"

INNOCUOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: harmless, innocent, innoxious, inoffensive, insipid, safe, uncontroversial, unobjectionable
 Antonyms: harmful, noxious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*noc"u*ous\, a. [L. innocuus; in- not + nocuus
hurtful, fr. nocere to hurt. See {Innocent}.]
Harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent.

      A patient, innocuous, innocent man.      --Burton.
-- {In*noc"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {In*noc"u*ous*ness}, n.

      Where the salt sea innocuously breaks.   --Wordsworth.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: benign, harmless, homely, humble, humble-looking, humblest, humble-visaged, inglorious, innocent, inoffensive, least, low, lowest, lowliest, lowly, mean, modest, nonmalignant, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvirulent, plain, poor, sapless, simple, small, teachable, undamaging, undistinguished, unhurtful, unimportant, uninjurious, unobnoxious, unoffending, unpretentious