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 ?
Whatever my intentions were, I have been innocuous, for you have dogged my strides and counteracted my influence.
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.
Thanks to the missionaries, this plant now thrives only in these deep ravines, innocuous to every one.
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.
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.
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.
President Donald Trump a whopping three tries to correctly spell a particularly innocuous word in a set of tweets, which has now resulted in the world tapping into their creative juices and generating humor from the snafus.
Boyce, who joined the Brewers from Ross County last month, twisted his knee in an innocuous off the ball incident at New Meadow.
Kozak was taken to hospital in an ambulance last Thursday after sustaining the severe injury to his right leg in an innocuous training-ground challenge with Clark.
A molecule like Zoloft should be completely innocuous to a yeast cell, in the way that an antibiotic would be innocuous to a viral infection," says pharmacologist Ethan Perlstein of Princeton.