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Synonyms for innocent
ˈɪn ə sənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. innocent, inexperienced person(adj)

    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-handed(adj)

    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, innocuous(adj)

    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, sinless(adj)

    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, ingenuous(adj)

    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)(adj)

    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, innocent(adj)

    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. innocent(adj)

    (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


  1. innocent(adjective)

    Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.

    guilty, nocent

  2. innocent(adjective)


  3. innocent(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. innocent(a.)

    harmless, inoffensive, innocuous, innoxious

  2. innocent(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. innocent(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    innocents, blameless, harmless, lnnocent, innocente

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How to use innocent in a sentence?

  1. Greg Burke:

    Victims should know that the Pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and Catholic Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent.

  2. Vladimir Berezhnoy:

    Despite long distances, we feel empathy and mourn the death of innocent people.

  3. Alan Dershowitz:

    And its the Democrats who want to know why there wasnt charges. They want to know what the split was between those who wanted to charge and not charge an obstruction of justice. The law does not authorize that to be released. Dershowitz said Barr can use his discretion when it comes to the release of the Mueller report, but no court should order him to release the entire thing. He also warned that innocent people can fall for perjury traps. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP If an innocent person testifies truthfully and somebody else testifies the other way and if prosecutors choose to believe the other person, youve fallen into a perjury trap.

  4. Cesar Veloso:

    If I find out that my daughter will be executed the next day, I will kill myself first, it's like throwing my child away. She is innocent. I cannot accept it.

  5. David Mamet:

    The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.

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