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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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    innocents, blameless, harmless, lnnocent, innocente

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