Synonyms for innocent
ˈɪn ə səntin·no·cent
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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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innocent, inexperienced personadjective
a person who lacks knowledge of evil
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
innocent, guiltless, clean-handedadjective
free from evil or guilt
"an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
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
lacking intent or capacity to injure
"an innocent prank"
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
impeccant, innocent, sinlessadjective
free from sin
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
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"
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
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
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
(used of things) lacking sense or awareness
"fine innocent weather"
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
free from guilt
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Translations for innocent
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- بريء, البريء, بريء أبرياء, بريئةArabic
- innocentCatalan, Valencian
- syytön, viaton, harmitonFinnish
- innocente, innocentFrench
- חף מפשעHebrew
- 無邪気, 無罪Japanese
- onschëllegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- niewinny, naiwnyPolish
- nevinovat, inocentRomanian
- невиновный, невинныйRussian
- vô tộiVietnamese
- enocinne, enocinWalloon
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