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in·no·cent

 (ĭn′ə-sənt)
adj.
1. Uncorrupted by evil, malice, or wrongdoing; sinless: an innocent child.
2.
a. Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless: was innocent of all charges.
b. Within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law; lawful.
3.
a. Not dangerous or harmful; innocuous: an innocent prank.
b. Candid; straightforward: a child's innocent stare.
4.
a. Not experienced or worldly; naive.
b. Betraying or suggesting no deception or guile; artless.
5.
a. Not exposed to or familiar with something specified; ignorant: American tourists wholly innocent of French.
b. Unaware: She remained innocent of the complications she had caused.
6. Lacking, deprived, or devoid of something: a novel innocent of literary merit.
n.
1. A person, especially a child, who is free of evil or sin.
2. A simple, guileless, inexperienced, or unsophisticated person.
3. A very young child.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin innocēns, innocent- : in-, not; see in-1 + nocēns, present participle of nocēre, to harm; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

in′no·cent·ly adv.

innocent

(ˈɪnəsənt)
adj
1. not corrupted or tainted with evil or unpleasant emotion; sinless; pure
2. (Law) not guilty of a particular crime; blameless
3. (foll by: of) free (of); lacking: innocent of all knowledge of history.
4.
a. harmless or innocuous: an innocent game.
b. not cancerous: an innocent tumour.
5. credulous, naive, or artless
6. simple-minded; slow-witted
n
7. an innocent person, esp a young child or an ingenuous adult
8. a simple-minded person; simpleton
ˈinnocently adv

in•no•cent

(ˈɪn ə sənt)

adj.
1. free from moral wrong; without sin; pure.
2. free from legal or specific wrong; guiltless.
3. not involving evil intent or motive.
4. not causing physical or moral injury; harmless: innocent fun.
5. devoid (usu. fol. by of): a law innocent of merit.
6. having or showing the simplicity or naiveté of an unworldly person.
7. uninformed or unaware; ignorant.
n.
8. an innocent person.
9. a young child.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Latin innocent-, s. of innocēns=in- in-3 + nocēns, present participle of nocēre to harm]
in′no•cent•ly, adv.

In•no•cent

(ˈɪn ə sənt)
n.
1. Innocent I, Saint, died A.D. 417, Italian pope 401–417.
2. Innocent II, (Gregorio Papareschi) died 1143, Italian pope 1130–43.
3. Innocent III, (Giovanni Lotario de' Conti) 1161?–1216, Italian pope 1198–1216.
4. Innocent IV, (Sinbaldo de Fieschi) c1180–1254, Italian pope 1243–54.
5. Innocent XI, (Benedetto Odescalchi) 1611–89, Italian pope 1676–89.

innocent

- From Latin in-, "free from," and nocere, "hurt, injure."
See also related terms for hurt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evilinnocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
boy scout - a man who is considered naive
dear, lamb - a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
naif - a naive or inexperienced person
virgin - a person who has never had sex
Adj.1.innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
2.innocent - lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
3.innocent - free from sin
virtuous - morally excellent
4.innocent - 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"
naif, naive - marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
5.innocent - not knowledgeable about something specified; "American tourists wholly innocent of French"; "a person unacquainted with our customs"
uninformed - not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public"
6.innocent - completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
7.innocent - (used of things) lacking sense or awareness; "fine innocent weather"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"

innocent

adjective
3. harmless, innocuous, inoffensive, well-meant, unobjectionable, unmalicious, well-intentioned It was probably an innocent question, but he got very flustered.
harmless offensive, harmful, malicious, evil, wicked, iniquitous
noun
1. child, novice, greenhorn (informal), babe in arms (informal), ingénue or (masc.) ingénu He was a hopeless innocent where women were concerned.
innocent of free from, clear of, unaware of, ignorant of, untouched by, unfamiliar with, empty of, lacking, unacquainted with, nescient of She was completely natural and innocent of any airs and graces.

innocent

adjective
3. Within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law:
Slang: legit.
4. Devoid of hurtful qualities:
5. Free from guile, cunning, or deceit:
7. Not having a desirable element:
Idiom: in want of.
noun
1. A pure, uncorrupted person:
2. A guileless, unsophisticated person:
3. A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Scots: bairn.
Translations
بَريءبَرِيءٌغَيْر مُؤْذٍ
nevinnýnaivní
uskyldigharmløsnaiv
syytön
nevin
grandalaus; barnalegurmeinlaussaklaus
潔白な
순결한
naivumasnaivus
nekaitīgsnevainīgsšķīstsvientiesīgs
nevinný
naivennedolžen
oskyldig
ไร้เดียงสา
masumsafsuçsuzzararsızgünahsız
ngây thơ

Innocent

[ˈɪnəsnt] N (= pope) → Inocencio

innocent

[ˈɪnəsnt]
A. ADJ
1. (= not guilty) → inocente
to find sb innocentdeclarar inocente a algn
to be innocent of a crimeser inocente de un crimen
he was found innocent of murderlo declararon inocente de asesinato
2. (= innocuous) [question, remark] → inocente, sin malicia; [fun] → sin malicia; [mistake] → inocente
3. (= naive) → inocente, ingenuo
they seemed so young and innocentparecían tan jóvenes e inocentes or ingenuos
she stood facing him with that innocent air she hadestaba frente a él, con ese aire inocente que tenía
see also bystander
4. (liter) (= devoid) to be innocent of sth: he was innocent of any desire to harm herno tenía ningún deseo de hacerle daño
a face innocent of any trace of make-upuna cara sin ningún rastro de maquillaje
B. Ninocente mf
he's an innocent when it comes to womencuando se trata de mujeres es un inocente or inocentón
I'm not a total innocentno soy tan inocente
the Massacre of the Holy Innocentsla masacre de los Santos Inocentes

innocent

[ˈɪnəsənt]
adj
(LAW) [crime] → innocent(e)
to be innocent of a crime → être innocent(e) d'un crime
He was accused of a crime of which he was innocent → Il a été accusé d'un crime dont il était innocent.
(= naive) [person, child] → innocent(e)
(= not involved) [person, victim] → innocent(e)
[remark, question] → innocent(e)
npl
the innocent → les personnes innocentes
n
to play the innocent → jouer l'innocent
Don't play the innocent with me! → Ne joue pas l'innocent avec moi!

innocent

adj
unschuldig; mistake, misrepresentationunabsichtlich; she is innocent of the crimesie ist an dem Verbrechen unschuldig; a defendant is innocent until proved guiltyein Angeklagter gilt als unschuldig, bis ihm seine Schuld nachgewiesen wird; to put on an innocent aireine Unschuldsmiene aufsetzen; as innocent as a newborn babeunschuldig wie ein Lamm; he is innocent about night life in a big cityer ist die reine Unschuld, was das Nachtleben in einer Großstadt angeht
(= innocuous) questionnaiv; remarkarglos; amusementharmlos
innocent of (liter) (= ignorant)nicht vertraut mit; (= devoid of)frei von, ohne
nUnschuld f; he’s a bit of an innocenter ist eine rechte Unschuld; the massacre of the Holy Innocents (Rel) → der Kindermord zu Bethlehem; Holy Innocents’ Daydas Fest der Unschuldigen Kinder

innocent

[ˈɪnəsnt] adjinnocente
to put on an innocent air → fare l'innocente or l'ingenuo/a

innocent

(ˈinəsnt) adjective
1. not guilty (of a crime, misdeed etc). A man should be presumed innocent of a crime until he is proved guilty; They hanged an innocent man.
2. (of an action etc) harmless or without harmful or hidden intentions. innocent games and amusements; an innocent remark.
3. free from, or knowing nothing about, evil etc. an innocent child; You can't be so innocent as to believe what advertisements say!
ˈinnocently adverb
ˈinnocence noun
He at last managed to prove his innocence; the innocence of a child.

innocent

بَرِيءٌ nevinný uskyldig unschuldig αθώος inocente syytön innocent nevin innocente 潔白な 순결한 onschuldig uskyldig niewinny inocente невиновный oskyldig ไร้เดียงสา masum ngây thơ 无辜的

in·no·cent

a. inocente.
References in classic literature ?
The big chamber was the scene of many innocent revels.
He had always before thought of women as quite innocent things, much like his grandmother, but after that one experience in the room he dismissed women from his mind.
The last thing to go was a tiny bundle of letters; innocent little scribblings that Desiree had sent to him during the days of their espousal.
In this mortifying abasement, the colonists, though innocent of her imbecility, and too humble to be the agents of her blunders, were but the natural participators.
The innocent husbandman was shot down, while busy cultivating the soil for his family's supply.
I have watched John when he did not know I was looking, and come into the room suddenly on the most innocent excuses, and I've caught him several times LOOKING AT THE PAPER
She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
Strong intuitions of the man assure the mariners he can be no innocent.
I mention this circumstance, because, as if the cows and calves had been purposely locked up in this innermost fold; and as if the wide extent of the herd had hitherto prevented them from learning the precise cause of its stopping; or, possibly, being so young, unsophisticated, and every way innocent and inexperienced; however it may have been, these smaller whales --now and then visiting our becalmed boat from the margin of the lake --evinced a wondrous fearlessness and confidence, or else a still becharmed panic which it was impossible not to marvel at.
If they would break their own bones, and smash their own carts, and lame their own horses, that would be their own affair, and we might let them alone, but it seems to me that the innocent always suffer; and then they talk about compensation
And yet somehow the most matter-of-fact person could not help thinking of the hogs; they were so innocent, they came so very trustingly; and they were so very human in their protests--and so perfectly within their rights
These works, which had stood in innocent nakedness for ages, are all fig-leaved now.