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Meaning of NOCENT

Pronunciation:  'nowsunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having a tendency to cause harm
 

NOCENT is a 6 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: harmful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \No"cent\, a. [L. nocens, p. pr. of nocere to hurt. See
    {Nuisance}, {Noxious}.]
    1. Doing hurt, or having a tendency to hurt; hurtful;
       mischievous; noxious; as, nocent qualities. --I. Watts.
    
    2. Guilty; -- the opposite of innocent. [Obs.] --Foxe.
    
    
  2. \No"cent\, n.
    A criminal. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
    
    
 

 

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