Definitions of innocent

  1. free from evil or guilt; " an innocent child"; " the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
  2. 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"
  3. lacking intent or capacity to injure; " an innocent prank"
  4. used of things; lacking sense or awareness; " ignorant hope"; " fine innocent weather"
  5. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.
  6. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright.
  7. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged.
  8. Simple; artless; foolish.
  9. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade.
  10. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation.
  11. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin.
  12. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot.
  13. 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.
  14. One who is free from, or unacquainted with, sin; a simpleton.
  15. Innocently.
  16. Not hurtful: inoffensive: blameless: pure: lawful.
  17. One free from harm or fault.
  18. Free from guilt; pure; harmless.
  19. Harmless.
  20. Guileless; artless.
  21. One unstained by sin.
  22. An imbecile.
  23. Harmless; free from guilt or sin; guiltless; lawful; guileless.
  24. One innocent; an imbecile.
  25. Not producing injury; harmless in effects; free from crime or evil actions; blameless; pure; spotless.
  26. One free from guilt or guile; a person deficient in intellect; an idiot.

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
  3. You seem so young and innocent that I would like to have you stay as you are. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  4. I wish he had known me as an innocent girl. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  5. I doubt not he had an innocent face. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  6. You surely will not allow that to happen, if not for my sake at least for the sake of my innocent children. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  7. For he's a worthy Gentleman, and scorn'd To do a wrong to this young innocent. – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  8. They knew: had never learned nor ever been innocent. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. Mr. Hall is innocent. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  10. But I ask you to have mercy upon my wife and my son, and this young man, for they are entirely innocent. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  11. But not you and her as is innocent. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  12. One let an innocent man die for him." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. He is so frank, so innocent and earnest, as to win the love of Jesus. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  14. He says she is quite innocent. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  15. " So far," he muttered, " the only innocent things I have seen in this garden." – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  16. No, I wasn't innocent. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  17. How innocent she is! – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. Dare we-" " Agnes, you are innocent: I am innocent. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  19. Do you think there's such a thing as a girl's being too innocent? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  20. Ruth should be always with her, and she would learn from her sweet, innocent young heart how to school her own. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn