innocently


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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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

in′no·cent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.innocently - in a not unlawful manner; "he claimed to have purchased the contraband innocently"
2.innocently - in a naively innocent manner; "she smiled at him innocently"
Translations
بِبَراءَه
nevinně
ártatlanul
sakleysislega
nevinne
nedolžno
masumcasafça

innocently

[ˈɪnəsntlɪ] ADV [ask, smile] → inocentemente, con inocencia
she looked at her father innocentlydirigió a su padre una mirada llena de inocencia
the joke had begun innocently enoughla broma había empezado de una forma muy inocente

innocently

[ˈɪnəsəntli] adv
(= trustingly) → en toute innocence
(feigning innocence) [ask, smile] → l'air innocent, innocemment
"Any chance you'd be going there again soon?" I asked innocently → "Il y a une chance pour que tu y retournes bientôt?", demandai-je, l'air innocent., "Il y a une chance pour que tu y retournes bientôt?", demandai-je innocemment.

innocently

advunschuldig; (= in all innocence)in aller Unschuld; the quarrel began innocently enoughder Streit begann ganz harmlos

innocently

[ˈɪnəsntlɪ] advinnocentemente

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.
References in classic literature ?
Brooke made no comment as she returned the book to Meg, who said innocently, "I thought it was poetry.
Belated, and not innocently, one bitter winter's midnight, on the road running between two country towns, the blacksmith half-stupidly felt the deadly numbness stealing over him, and sought refuge in a leaning, dilapidated barn.
Andy looked up innocently at Sam, surprised at hearing this new geographical fact, but instantly confirmed what he said, by a vehement reiteration.
He began, straight off, in the most innocently artful, and transparent, and lubberly way, to lead up to the subject of agriculture.
My back hair was mingling innocently with the back hair of a couple of ladies.
Woodhouse having, as usual, tried to persuade his daughter to stay behind with all her children, was obliged to see the whole party set off, and return to his lamentations over the destiny of poor Isabella;which poor Isabella, passing her life with those she doated on, full of their merits, blind to their faults, and always innocently busy, might have been a model of right feminine happiness.
Vanstone, who innocently covered his retreat by following him out, and patting him on the shoulder all the way.
I don't know that it will be a girl, yet, ma'am,' said my mother innocently.
That I should innocently take a bad half-crown of somebody else's manufacture, is reasonable enough; but that I should knowingly reckon the spurious coin of my own make, as good money
Jane almost burst into tears, and answered Josephs rudely when he innocently asked what the matter was.
And if I strive to repel him by scorn, I can see that, fair means failing, he is in a mood to use force, and I shall be left dishonoured and without any means of proving my innocence to those who cannot know how innocently I have come to be in this position; for what arguments would persuade my parents that this gentleman entered my chamber without my consent?
And thus, without in appearance living otherwise than those who, with no other occupation than that of spending their lives agreeably and innocently, study to sever pleasure from vice, and who, that they may enjoy their leisure without ennui, have recourse to such pursuits as are honorable, I was nevertheless prosecuting my design, and making greater progress in the knowledge of truth, than I might, perhaps, have made had I been engaged in the perusal of books merely, or in holding converse with men of letters.