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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.
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