What is another word for innocent?

Synonyms for innocent
ˈɪn ə sənt

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  1. innocentadjective

    Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.

    guilty, nocent

  2. innocentadjective


  3. innocentadjective

    untainted, pure

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. innocent

    Innocent, in the full sense, signifies not tainted with sin; not having done wrong or violated legal or moral precept or duty; as, an innocent babe. Innocent is a negative word, expressing less than righteous, upright, or virtuous, which imply knowledge of good and evil, with free choice of the good. A little child or a lamb is innocent; a tried and faithful man is righteous, upright, virtuous. Immaculate, pure, and sinless may be used either of one who has never known the possibility of evil or of one who has perfectly and triumphantly resisted it. Innocent is used of inanimate substances in the sense of harmless; as, an innocent remedy, that is, one not dangerous, even if not helpful. Innocent, in a specific case, signifies free from the guilt of a particular act, even tho the total character may be very evil; as, the thief was found to be innocent of the murder. See CANDID; PURE.

    Compare synonyms for CRIMINAL.

    blameless, clean, clear, faultless, guileless, guiltless, harmless, immaculate, innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, pure, right, righteous, sinless, spotless, stainless, upright, virtuous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. innocent

    sinless, harmless, innoxious, lawful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. innocent, inexperienced personadjective

    a person who lacks knowledge of evil

    inexperienced person

    finable, guilty, delinquent, fineable, at fault, culpable, punishable, bloodguilty, existent, wicked, indictable, sophisticated, guilt-ridden, conscious, censurable, blameable, blameful, existing, harmful, red-handed, criminal, informed, conscience-smitten, chargeable, blameworthy, blamable

  2. innocent, guiltless, clean-handedadjective

    free from evil or guilt

    "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"

    impeccant, barren, guiltless, devoid, innocent(p), unacquainted(p), clean-handed, ingenuous, free, sinless, destitute, innocuous

    existing, fineable, punishable, culpable, blameworthy, at fault, criminal, indictable, informed, red-handed, wicked, delinquent, conscience-smitten, sophisticated, blamable, censurable, guilt-ridden, chargeable, blameful, harmful, blameable, conscious, guilty, bloodguilty, finable, existent

  3. innocent, innocuousadjective

    lacking intent or capacity to injure

    "an innocent prank"

    impeccant, barren, guiltless, devoid, innocent(p), unacquainted(p), clean-handed, ingenuous, free, sinless, unobjectionable, destitute, innocuous

    wicked, existent, culpable, harmful, censurable, chargeable, indictable, bloodguilty, blameful, finable, conscious, at fault, existing, blamable, conscience-smitten, blameworthy, criminal, blameable, delinquent, red-handed, punishable, informed, guilt-ridden, sophisticated, fineable, guilty

  4. impeccant, innocent, sinlessadjective

    free from sin

    impeccant, barren, guiltless, devoid, innocent(p), unacquainted(p), clean-handed, ingenuous, free, sinless, destitute, innocuous

    wicked, existing, at fault, harmful, guilt-ridden, delinquent, chargeable, conscious, blamable, fineable, existent, finable, criminal, blameful, informed, censurable, sophisticated, conscience-smitten, culpable, punishable, blameworthy, red-handed, bloodguilty, blameable, guilty, indictable

  5. innocent, ingenuousadjective

    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"

    impeccant, barren, guiltless, devoid, innocent(p), unacquainted(p), clean-handed, artless, ingenuous, free, sinless, destitute, innocuous

    harmful, conscious, finable, existing, guilt-ridden, existent, informed, bloodguilty, blameworthy, censurable, blameful, red-handed, punishable, at fault, blamable, chargeable, guilty, blameable, criminal, indictable, culpable, conscience-smitten, delinquent, wicked, sophisticated, fineable

  6. innocent(p), unacquainted(p)adjective

    not knowledgeable about something specified

    "American tourists wholly innocent of French"; "a person unacquainted with our customs"

    chargeable, guilt-ridden, bloodguilty, delinquent, informed, existent, finable, blamable, censurable, blameful, existing, conscience-smitten, culpable, blameworthy, red-handed, indictable, at fault, harmful, criminal, fineable, conscious, punishable, wicked, blameable, sophisticated, guilty

  7. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocentadjective

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

    guiltless, gratis(p), ingenuous, innocuous, indigent, needy, impeccant, complimentary, destitute, loose, costless, liberal, free, stark, unacquainted(p), desolate, barren, gratuitous, clean-handed, impoverished, detached, spare, innocent(p), poverty-stricken, sinless, devoid, bleak, bare, necessitous

    chargeable, punishable, fineable, blameworthy, harmful, criminal, existing, blameable, culpable, existent, blameful, bloodguilty, delinquent, guilt-ridden, conscious, blamable, guilty, finable, informed, sophisticated, conscience-smitten, at fault, indictable, censurable, red-handed, wicked

  8. innocentadjective

    (used of things) lacking sense or awareness

    "fine innocent weather"

    impeccant, barren, guiltless, devoid, innocent(p), unacquainted(p), clean-handed, ingenuous, free, sinless, destitute, innocuous

    existing, guilt-ridden, blamable, blameful, culpable, blameworthy, existent, wicked, chargeable, fineable, indictable, bloodguilty, sophisticated, blameable, conscious, punishable, conscience-smitten, guilty, at fault, red-handed, informed, criminal, harmful, finable, censurable, delinquent

Editors Contribution

  1. free from guilt

    Submitted by anonymous on September 29, 2020  
  2. rags

    Submitted by Ranchapt325 on June 13, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. innocentadjective

    harmless, inoffensive, innocuous, innoxious

  2. innocentadjective

    guiltless, sinless, faultless, blameless, immaculate, spotless, pure, clean, clear, guileless, upright

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. innocentadjective

    blameless, guileless, guiltless, impeccable, inoffensive, sinless, artless, inculpable, irreproachable, irreprehensible, inerrable, irresponsible, virtuous, unsophisticated

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "innocent":

    innocents, blameless, harmless, lnnocent, innocente


  1. List of known nicknames for "Innocent":

    Innocent Thekkethala, Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, Innocent Vincent

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How to use innocent in a sentence?

  1. Shafi Said:

    It's so sad. My heart is broken for them, they're all innocent people -- and there was a child on board. I've got an 11-year-old son. I was so shocked.

  2. Chief Jay Parrish:

    I'm highly alarmed that someone would feel that way and that would take these significant steps to attack an innocent person, a godly person, at Bethel AME Church ', one of the most sacred things our society has left.

  3. Haj Thamir Ahmed:

    I heard a blast and saw fire coming from Dolphin Square. I ran to the place and saw vehicles carrying bodies and wounded covered with blood. They were innocent people playing a ring game; they were not making bombs.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It's a very scary situation where you're guilty until proven innocent.

  5. Ruthie Key:

    Free Colton seemed very innocent when I spoke with Free Colton at the store. I dont think hed hurt anybody.

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