innocuous


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in·noc·u·ous

 (ĭ-nŏk′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.

[From Latin innocuus : in-, not; see in-1 + nocuus, harmful (from nocēre, to harm; see nek- in Indo-European roots).]

in·noc′u·ous·ly adv.

innocuous

(ɪˈnɒkjʊəs)
adj
having little or no adverse or harmful effect; harmless
[C16: from Latin innocuus harmless, from in-1 + nocēre to harm]
inˈnocuously adv
inˈnocuousness, innocuity n

in•noc•u•ous

(ɪˈnɒk yu əs)

adj.
1. not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy.
2. not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
[1590–1600; < Latin innocuus. See in-3, nocuous]
in•noc′u•ous•ly, adv.
in•noc′u•ous•ness, n.

innocuous

- "Harmless, not hurtful," from Latin in-, "not," and nocere, "to hurt."
See also related terms for hurt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.innocuous - not injurious to physical or mental health
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
2.innocuous - not causing disapproval; "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"
inoffensive - giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant"
3.innocuous - lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
harmless - not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"

innocuous

adjective harmless, safe, innocent, inoffensive, innoxious Both mushrooms look innocuous, but are in fact deadly.

innocuous

adjective
1. Devoid of hurtful qualities:
2. Lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality:
Informal: wishy-washy.
Translations
غَير ضار، غَيْر مُؤْذٍ
neškodný
harmløsuskadelig
meinlaus, hættulaus
nekaitīgs
tehlikesizzararsız

innocuous

[ɪˈnɒkjʊəs] ADJ [substance] → inocuo; [person, remark] → inofensivo

innocuous

[ɪˈnɒkjuəs] adj
(= harmless) [substance] → inoffensif/ive
(not offensive) [remark, question] → anodin(e)

innocuous

adj, innocuously
advharmlos

innocuous

[ɪˈnɒkjʊəs] adjinnocuo/a

innocuous

(iˈnokjuəs) adjective
harmless. This drug was at first mistakenly thought to be innocuous.

in·noc·u·ous

a. inocuo-a, que no daña.
References in classic literature ?
In this particular case, however mechanical and innocuous it might be at other times, Hepzibah's contortion of brow served her in good stead.
It might have expressed the state of mind of an innocuous insect, flat in shape and conscious of the impending pressure of a boot-sole, and reflecting that he was perhaps too flat to be crushed.
Dynamite was milky and innocuous beside that report Of C25; and even an Oriental, with an Oriental's views of the value of time, could see that the sooner it was in the proper hands the better.
One little sip of this antidote would have rendered the most virulent poisons of the Borgias innocuous.
Her mind was a store-house of innocuous anecdote and any question about her acquaintances brought forth a volume of detail; but on the subject of Ethan Frome I found her unexpectedly reticent.
Whatever my intentions were, I have been innocuous, for you have dogged my strides and counteracted my influence.
Thanks to the missionaries, this plant now thrives only in these deep ravines, innocuous to every one.
Then coming down cheerfully one morning to breakfast-- it was the very day after my return from England-- I found a letter from an English friend, who up till then had been perfectly innocuous, asking me to befriend Minora.
Reasonably innocuous, you might think - and in fact entirely too innocuous for Anne Roche Muggeridge, who, reviewing the book for The Wall Street Journal, upbraided Whitehead precisely for her concession to the concept of voluntariness.
s elegantly orchestrated analysis is delivered with such rational balance that its criticisms remain innocuous.
He had rejected a similar request the year before but later agreed to permit distribution of the candy canes if any accompanying message merely read "Happy Holidays," "Season's Greetings," or some similarly innocuous salutation.
These holdings seem rather innocuous, unless the Service is now questioning its analysis of the underlying transaction.