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Synonyms for innocuous
ɪˈnɒk yu əsin·nocu·ous

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  1. innocuousadjective

    Harmless; producing no ill effect.


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.

    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

    inoffensive, harmless, wholesome

    obnoxious, hurtful, deleterious, insidious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. innocuousadjective

    not injurious to physical or mental health

    innocent, unobjectionable

    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"

    clean, innocent, unobjectionable

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

  3. innocent, innocuousadjective

    lacking intent or capacity to injure

    "an innocent prank"

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. innocuousadjective

    harmless, inoffensive, innoxious, innocent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "innocuous":

    harmless, inoffensive, benign, insipid

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  1. 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.

  2. Robert Brown:

    This was a very innocuous situation that was escalated by the deputies, if those young men had not maintained their poise. Let's say they walked towards the officers to try to explain what had happened to them or if they reached for a cellphone to call their parents, they could have potentially been shot or seriously injured or killed.

  3. Keir Giles:

    ' Deportation' is a euphemism. It's been used as a fairly innocuous term for what happened to these people, which was effectively enslavement and starvation. is shipping off the women, the children, the people that you want to remove from societies in order to neutralize them, they are generally met with pretty horrific fates. If they survived at all, they did not return for years or decades.

  4. Robin Dreeke:

    Where does this or that person hang out? Do they play golf, for example? Once they identify who exactly they need, what kind of access, they figure out that person's patterns of behavior … they would show up, like, on a tennis court if you are playing tennis. And they would strike a conversation with you and try to be your friend. And you have no idea that you've been targeted because it all looks so innocuous and accidental.

  5. Charge Bill Bodner:

    The deceptive marketing coupled with the ease of accessibility makes these small and seemingly innocuous pills a significant threat to the health and safety of all our communities, a staggering number of teens and young adults are unaware that they are ingesting fentanyl in these fake pills and are being poisoned.

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