What is another word for innocent?

Synonyms for innocent
ˈɪn ə səntin·no·cent

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. innocentadjective

    Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.

    guilty, nocent

  2. innocentadjective


  3. innocentadjective

    untainted, pure

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. innocent

    sinless, harmless, innoxious, lawful

Princeton's WordNet4.8 / 6 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. free from guilt

    Submitted by anonymous on September 29, 2020  
  2. rags

    Submitted by Ranchapt325 on June 13, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. innocentadjective

    harmless, inoffensive, innocuous, innoxious

  2. innocentadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. innocentadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "innocent":

    innocents, blameless, harmless, lnnocent, innocente

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Innocent":

    Innocent Thekkethala, Innocent Vareed Thekkethala, Innocent Vincent

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  1. William Bottke:

    In an explosion, there is often collateral damage, where nearby buildings and innocent bystanders are affected, investigators can learn about the explosive device and the explosion itself by studying what happened to people, infrastructure, and whether trace amounts of the explosive device can be found among the blast damage. Here, the 'innocent bystanders' were the main-belt asteroids.

  2. Trump Jr.:

    It's a very scary situation where you're guilty until proven innocent. My whole life I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty, but now you're guilty until proven innocent. That is a very, very difficult standard, you could be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job.

  4. Maya Angelou:

    I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.

  5. Ken Rose:

    We must re-examine a system that let an innocent man sit on death row for 30 years, how many more innocent people are still awaiting execution?

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