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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 ?
I am innocent, Rawdon," she said; "before God, I am innocent.
Then the murderer was alone with her helpless victim, the fat piglet, and I see her pounce upon the innocent creature and eat it up--"
I sincerely believe him to be as innocent of any participation in it as I am, but these are all reasons for suspicion falling upon him.
I am but poor company altogether, sir," says he, "but I can think of nothing but this dreadful accident, and the trouble it is like to bring upon quite innocent persons.
These calumnies might have probably produced ill consequences, at the least might have occasioned some trouble, to a person of a more doubtful and suspicious character than Mr Allworthy was blessed with; but in his case they had no such effect; and, being heartily despised by him, they served only to afford an innocent amusement to the good gossips of the neighbourhood.
In this matter of the Diamond," he said, "the characters of innocent people have suffered under suspicion already--as you know.
They shuddered to hear that a frenzy, which led to the death of many innocent persons, had originated in the wicked arts of a few children.
But whether innocent or guilty, your trial begins to-morrow, and the day after you will be condemned.
How sweet and touching were the simple words of the Pater noster in the innocent childish mouth
He inveighed against the injustice of Providence, which would for the sake of one criminal perchance sailing in the ship allow so many innocent persons to perish.
These works, which had stood in innocent nakedness for ages, are all fig-leaved now.
Yet did ye not flee from me, nor did I flee from you: innocent are we to each other in our faithlessness.