innocent

You may think your fluffy white cat is just an innocent, or harmless, little kitty, but she shows no mercy when attacking that toy mouse.

Innocent is an adjective that describes someone or something that is not harmful or at least doesn’t cause harm on purpose. It can also be used when talking about a person who did not commit a crime. “Innocent until proven guilty” is a phrase that means people who have been accused of a crime should be considered innocent, or free of blame, unless a judge or jury decides that they are officially guilty.

Definitions of innocent
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adj free from sin

Synonyms:
impeccant, sinless
virtuous
morally excellent

adj free from evil or guilt

“an innocent child”
“the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty”
Synonyms:
clean-handed, guiltless
exculpatory
clearing of guilt or blame
absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated
freed from any question of guilt
acquitted, not guilty
declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless
blameless, inculpable, irreproachable, unimpeachable
free of guilt; not subject to blame
righteous
characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
Antonyms:
guilty
responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
inculpative, inculpatory
causing blame to be imputed to
at fault
deserving blame
blamable, blameable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, culpable
deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
bloodguilty
guilty of murder or bloodshed
chargeable, indictable
liable to be accused, or cause for such liability
conscience-smitten
affected by conscience
criminal
guilty of crime or serious offense
delinquent
guilty of a misdeed
finable, fineable
liable to a fine
guilt-ridden
feeling or revealing a sense of guilt
punishable
liable to or deserving punishment
red-handed
in the act of committing a crime or other reprehensible act
unrighteous
not righteous
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adj lacking intent or capacity to injure

“an innocent prank”
Synonyms:
innocuous
harmless
not causing or capable of causing harm

adj lacking in sophistication or worldliness

“a child's innocent stare”
Synonyms:
ingenuous
naif, naive
marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

adj not knowledgeable about something specified

“American tourists wholly innocent of French”
Synonyms:
unacquainted
uninformed
not informed; lacking in knowledge or information

adj completely wanting or lacking

innocent of literary merit”
Synonyms:
barren, destitute, devoid, free
nonexistent
not having existence or being or actuality

adj (used of things) lacking sense or awareness

“fine innocent weather”
Synonyms:
unconscious
not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

n a person who lacks knowledge of evil

Synonyms:
inexperienced person
Types:
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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
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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