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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Innocent \In"no*cent\, adjective [F. innocent, L. innocens, -entis; pref. in- not + nocens, p. pr. of nocere to harm, hurt. See {Noxious}.]

1. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.

The spear Sung innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope.

2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright.

To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. --Shak.

I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. --Matt. xxvii. 4.

The aidless, innocent lady, his wished prey. --Milton.

3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged.

Innocent from the great transgression. --Ps. xix. 13.

4. Simple; artless; foolish. --Shak.

5. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade.

6. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation.

{Innocent party} (Law),a party who has not notice of a fact tainting a litigated transaction with illegality.

Syn: Harmless; innoxious; innoffensive; guiltless; spotless; immaculate; pure; unblamable; blameless; faultless; guileless; upright.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Innocent \In"no*cent\, noun

1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin. --Shak.

2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot. --B. Jonson.

In Scotland a natural fool was called an innocent. --Sir W. Scott.

{Innocents' day} (Eccl.), Childermas day.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty" [syn: {innocent}, {guiltless}, {clean-handed}] [ant: {guilty}]

2: lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank" [syn: {innocent}, {innocuous}]

3: free from sin [syn: {impeccant}, {innocent}, {sinless}]

4: 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" [syn: {innocent}, {ingenuous}]

5: not knowledgeable about something specified; "American tourists wholly innocent of French"; "a person unacquainted with our customs" [syn: {innocent(p)}, {unacquainted(p)}]

6: completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning" [syn: {barren}, {destitute}, {devoid}, {free}, {innocent}]

7: (used of things) lacking sense or awareness; "fine innocent weather"


1: a person who lacks knowledge of evil [syn: {innocent}, {inexperienced person}]

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