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Definitions of innocent

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

dangerous, witting, taught, cute, guileful, worldly-wise, hangdog, bloodguilty, shamed, calamitous, debased, deadly, cognizant, careful, scheming, heedful, serious, cosmopolitan, wicked, manipulative, refined, au courant, reprobate, prejudicial, injurious, cautious, salacious, vile, polluted, sharp, lustful, hurtful, shrewd, villain, scathing, sophisticated, diplomatic, pragmatic, noisome, rascal, fineable, poisonous, clear-sighted, existing, wretch, intriguing, passionate, indictable, beguiling, damaging, doubting, foxy, insincere, perilous, negative, phony, unhealthful, evil, criminal, lost, heady, hard-boiled, devastating, sinister, ill, unbelieving, unlawful, hot, tainted, pretentious, blameable, educated, ominous, fake, guilty, schooled, detrimental, unfavorable, conversant, unwholesome, convicted, artificial, distrustful, leery, wrong, false, reprehensible, Concupiscent, fiend, experienced, Impeachable, disastrous, untoward, accused, iniquitous, tricky, parlous, dissolute, rotten, grievous, risky, crafty, assuming, unhealthy, hypersexual, sinner, feigned, noxious, unsympathetic, condemned, savvy, blameful, cynical, scamp, suspicious, bad, calculating, finable, Nocuous, street smart, critical, conscience-smitten, punishable, miscreant, lethal, villainous, baddie, wily, black, malefactor, knavish, incredulous, fatal, unsound, perverted, destructive, disbelieving, smart, sentient, civilized, delinquent, Imperiling, flagitious, vicious, ruinous, informed, reproachable, up-to-date, Virtueless, two-faced, SHOW-ME, menacing, blamable, damned, unrighteous, disadvantageous, slippery, devastative, pernicious, cagey, at fault, counter, misanthropic, dissimulating, satyric, unsafe, caitiff, conscious, chargeable, down-to-earth, wrongdoer, designing, sinful, grave, inimical, adverse, unfriendly, unctuous, Jeopardizing, watchful, mealymouthed, insidious, clear-eyed, pestilent, scalawag, mistrustful, illegal, immoral, artful, corrupt, malignant, dissembling, hip, unconvinced, scoundrel, dodgy, nefarious, shamefaced, venomous, wary, lewd, Indicted, smooth, culpable, mindful, forced, arch, deceitful, lubricious, guilt-ridden, strained, censurable, dark, nazi, impure, blameworthy, hazardous, peccant, dishonest, acquainted, streetwise, unchaste, Lickerish, fallen, shifty, debauched, deceptive, Sharp-witted, abominable, sly, underhanded, deleterious, slick, oversexed, degenerate, hardheaded, wounding, painful, astute, hypocritical, licentious, baneful, unsavory, aware, cataclysmal, Maneuvering, sober, felonious, rapscallion, canny, libidinous, cultured, wanton, sensitive, depraved, scapegrace, Grounded, polished, Double dealing, crooked, red-handed, devious, nasty, lecherous, observant, lascivious, meanie, unethical, Impeached, hound, offensive, Suspecting, itchy, questioning, venturesome, flattering, varlet, threatening, adroit, negativistic, guarded, pessimistic, sycophantic, mischievous, sinning, erring, subtle, cunning, knowing, randy, beast, knowledgeable, skeptical, worldly, realistic, evildoer, ashamed, hostile, affected, baleful, existent, Goatish, Annihilatory, cultivated, harmful.

Quotes of innocent

  1. It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. – William Blackstone
  2. I said to myself, where are we living? In the United States of America where you're innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling? – Tommy Bond
  3. It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet. – Sam Brownback
  4. I visited the Pentagon a few days after September 11, and I still remember so vividly the smell of terror surrounding the entire building and complex. I was angry that such a brutal act of violence was committed against innocent people. – Randy Forbes
  5. In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003. – Jim Gerlach
  6. I really feel like the sky is the limit with the Innocent Criminals today. – Ben Harper
  7. It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non -combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism. – Joichi Ito
  8. The mere fact of an American being present could help save the lives of innocent people. That's why I believe in the importance of bearing witness, to become a voice for the voiceless. – Bianca Jagger
  9. Withholding information that would get innocent people killed was the right thing to do, not a journalistic sin. – Eason Jordan
  10. I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked. – Charles Lawrence
  11. The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit. – Tom Petty
  12. We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent – Ronald Reagan
  13. As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death. – Paul Simon
  14. The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time. – William Butler Yeats
  15. I am not saying that Hitler was a choir boy. But I am saying, let him who was innocent in the Second World War cast the first stone. – Ernst Zundel

Usage examples for innocent

  1. No, I wasn't innocent – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  2. They knew: had never learned nor ever been innocent – Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. Dare we-" " Agnes, you are innocent I am innocent – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  4. 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
  5. I doubt not he had an innocent face. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. " So far," he muttered, " the only innocent things I have seen in this garden." – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  9. One let an innocent man die for him." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. I wish he had known me as an innocent girl. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Mr. Hall is innocent – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  16. 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
  17. How innocent she is! – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. But not you and her as is 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. He says she is quite innocent – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips

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