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Synonyms for innocuous
ɪˈnɒk yu əsin·nocu·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. innocuousadjective

    Harmless; producing no ill effect.

    Synonyms:
    innoxious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. innocuous

    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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. innocuous

    Synonyms:
    inoffensive, harmless, wholesome

    Antonyms:
    obnoxious, hurtful, deleterious, insidious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. innocuousadjective

    not injurious to physical or mental health

    Synonyms:
    innocent, unobjectionable

    Antonyms:
    vesicant, degrading, pernicious, baneful, vesicatory, noxious, harmful, deadly, corrupting, pestilent, offensive

  2. innocuous, unobjectionableadjective

    not causing disapproval

    "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"

    Synonyms:
    clean, innocent, unobjectionable

    Antonyms:
    pernicious, baneful, deadly, pestilent, vesicatory, offensive, vesicant, corrupting, noxious, harmful, degrading

  3. innocent, innocuousadjective

    lacking intent or capacity to injure

    "an innocent prank"

    Synonyms:
    impeccant, innocent, barren, guiltless, devoid, innocent(p), unacquainted(p), clean-handed, ingenuous, free, sinless, unobjectionable, destitute

    Antonyms:
    deadly, pernicious, noxious, degrading, vesicant, pestilent, corrupting, offensive, vesicatory, harmful, baneful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. innocuousadjective

    Synonyms:
    harmless, inoffensive, innoxious, innocent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "innocuous":

    harmless, inoffensive, benign, insipid

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How to use innocuous in a sentence?

  1. Donald Ellison:

    This indictment is filled with allegations of innocuous events that somehow the government has cobbled into a theory of bribery, it's not a crime to be friends with people you work with.

  2. Richard Hesketh:

    Awareness is the main thing, i think people just aren't aware that something so seemingly harmless could actually be damaging. I think people are probably more aware that, for example, batteries contain chemicals that can damage the gut very substantially, but magnets seem very innocuous objects.

  3. James Baldwin:

    Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.

  4. Mark Pitcavage:

    We view it as essentially an innocuous historical flag, its not a thing in the white supremacist movement.

  5. Stella Lee:

    The inside of the nose is lined by a multitude of cilia( which look like a shag carpet under the microscope) that are constantly providing clearance of mucus, pathogens and inhaled particulates to the back of the nose by beating in a rhythmic motion, it is amazing that our noses can differentiate between potentially harmful pathogens and innocuous agents.

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