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Synonyms for innocence
ˈɪn ə sənsin·no·cence

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  1. innocencenoun

    Absence of responsibility for a crime.

    Her attorney managed to convince the jury of her innocence.


  2. innocencenoun

    Lack of understanding about sensitive subjects such as sexuality and crime.

    In his innocence, he offered the stranger to bring the package to Paris, never suspecting it contained drugs.


  3. innocencenoun



  4. innocencenoun

    unguilt, unguiltness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. innocence

    innocuousness, inoffensiveness, guilelessness, guiltlessness, simplicity, purity, sinlessness

    hurtfulness, offensiveness, guile, guilt, contamination, corruption, impurity, sinfulness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. artlessness, innocence, ingenuousness, naturalnessnoun

    the quality of innocent naivete

    ingenuousness, naturalness, purity, whiteness, artlessness, sinlessness, pureness

    guilt, guiltiness

  2. purity, pureness, sinlessness, innocence, whitenessnoun

    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

    ingenuousness, naturalness, white, purity, whiteness, artlessness, sinlessness, honour, honor, pureness

    guiltiness, guilt

  3. innocencenoun

    a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense

    "the trial established his innocence"

    whiteness, artlessness, purity, sinlessness, pureness, naturalness, ingenuousness

    guilt, guiltiness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. innocencenoun

    harmlessness, inoffensiveness, innocuousness, innoxiousness

  2. innocencenoun

    guiltlessness, sinlessness, blamelessness, guilelessness, purity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. innocencenoun

    blamelessness, guilelessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, inoffensiveness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "innocence":

    severus, patent-holder, acquittal

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How to use innocence in a sentence?

  1. Former FBI agent Stuart Kaplan:

    You have to weigh the presumption of innocence.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Beauty is more than skin deep. Beauty radiates from deep within. The innocence of a child. The love in someone’s heart. A willingness to help others. The desire to make the world a better place. Someone painfully knocked down in life, who gets up, smiles, and continues to blossom.

  3. Deng Zhonghua:

    Although there are differences in the legal systems of Hong Kong and the mainland, the principles followed by the Hong Kong and mainland criminal laws are not that great, both laws include principles such as presumption of innocence, the right for criminal suspects and defendants to have legal defence, and laws not being applied restrospectively. All these principles can be stipulated in this legislation.

  4. Patrick Egan:

    He maintains his innocence and will put the state to its proof at trial, he did not intentionally evade any taxes.

  5. Francois Zimeray:

    It belongs to the prosecution to prove guilt and not to the accused person to prove its innocence.

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