What is another word for innocent?

Synonyms for innocent
ˈɪn ə səntin·no·cent

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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. Abdelhamid Abaaoud:

    Abdelhamid has brought shame to our family. Our lives are equally destroyed. Why would he want to kill innocent Belgians? Our family owes everything to this country.

  2. Oi Yan Poon:

    These statements may seem innocent, but…they underhandedly and subtly undermine the very real experiences with racism, sexism and other forms of oppression.

  3. Charlton Heston:

    I marched for civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King in 1963 - long before Hollywood found it fashionable. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist. I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe. I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite. Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The patriotic subject defines and describes not to accuse, abuse and kill the innocent ones since it violates the wide-scale task and description that, self-defense and respect; whereas, safeguard, for others as well accordingly human rights charter. The real patriotic waves and breathes not distinctions between internal and external figures and affairs. One can neither consider the criminal, terrorist, and killer, as a patriotic one nor uniform qualifies the certificate of patriotism.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Whether it's what we just saw in California or in Paris. They're killing people, innocent people.

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