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innocent (adjective)
1.
a) free from guilt or sin especially through lack of knowledge of evil - blameless an innocent child
b) harmless in effect or intention - searching for a hidden motive in even the most innocent conversation Leonard Wibberley , also - candid gave me an innocent gaze
c) free from legal guilt or fault , also - lawful a wholly innocent transaction
2.
a) lacking or reflecting a lack of sophistication, guile, or self-consciousness - artless ingenuous
b) - ignorant almost entirely innocent of Latin C. L. Wrenn , also - unaware perfectly innocent of the confusion he had created B. R. Haydon
3.
lacking or deprived of something - her face innocent of cosmetics Marcia Davenport
Innocent (biographical name)
name of 13 popes especially 1143 (pope 1130–43); 1160(or 1161)–1216 (pope 1198–1216); 1254 (pope 1243–54); 1611–1689 (pope 1676–89) - II d III IV d XI
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
innocent (adjective)
1.
free from sin
SYNONIMS:
impeccable, pure, sinless, white
RELATED WORDS:
chaste, moral, virgin, virtuous; immaculate, spotless, unblemished, unstained, unsullied; decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, righteous, upright, virtuous; blameless, guiltless
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, lickerish, lustful, oversexed, unchaste; evil, immoral, iniquitous, reprobate, unrighteous, virtueless, wicked; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, erring, fallen, lost, perverted; condemned, damned
impure, peccant, sinful, sinning
innocent (adjective)
2.
free from guilt or blame
SYNONIMS:
blameless, cleanhanded, clear, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inculpable, irreproachable, lily-white
RELATED WORDS:
absolved, acquitted, cleared, exonerated, vindicated; ethical, law-abiding, moral, righteous, upright, virtuous
in the clear
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; accused, impeached, indicted; condemned, convicted; hangdog, shamed, shamefaced
guilty
innocent (adjective)
3.
free from any intent to deceive or impress others
SYNONIMS:
artless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, innocent, naive ( naïve), natural, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious
RELATED WORDS:
childlike, dewy-eyed, gee-whiz, impressionable, inexperienced, malleable, persuadable, persuasible, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; spontaneous, unforced, unstudied; candid, direct, frank, free, free-spoken, open, openhearted, plain, plainspoken, single-minded, straight, straightforward, unguarded; trustful, trusting; exploitable, gullible ( gullable), susceptible, unwary
NEAR ANTONYMS:
critical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; crooked, deceitful, deceptive, devious, double-dealing, hypocritical, manipulative, two-faced; arch, calculating, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, foxy, knavish, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, subtle, tricky, underhanded, wily; flattering, mealymouthed, smooth, sycophantic, unctuous; feigned, forced, strained
affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony ( phoney), pretentious
innocent (adjective)
4.
lacking in worldly wisdom or informed judgment
SYNONIMS:
aw-shucks, dewy, dewy-eyed, green, ingenuous, innocent, naïf ( naif), primitive, simple, simpleminded, uncritical, unknowing, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, unworldly, wide-eyed
RELATED WORDS:
callow, childish, immature, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical, unrealistic; believing, credulous, gullible ( gullable), susceptible, trustful, trusting, unguarded; beguiled, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, thoughtless
NEAR ANTONYMS:
critical, cynical, doubting, incredulous, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unconvinced; careful, cautious, guarded, leery ( leary), wary, watchful; down-to-earth, hardheaded, pragmatic ( pragmatical), realistic, sober; street-smart, streetwise
cosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
innocent (adjective)
5.
not causing or being capable of causing injury or hurt
SYNONIMS:
anodyne, benign, hurtless, innocent, innocuous, inoffensive, safe, white
RELATED WORDS:
healthful, healthy, salubrious, wholesome; benignant; sound, trustworthy; gentle, gracious, mild; nonthreatening, painless, unobjectionable; noncorrosive, nondestructive, nonfatal, noninfectious, nonlethal, nonpoisonous, nonpolluting, nontoxic, nonvenomous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
poisonous, venomous; menacing, ominous, sinister, threatening; hazardous, imperiling ( imperilling), jeopardizing, parlous, perilous, risky, unsafe, unsound; nasty, noisome, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; offensive, painful, scathing, wounding; deadly, fatal, lethal, ruinous; destructive, insidious, malignant, noxious, pestilent, polluted, tainted
adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked
innocent (adjective)
6.
not informed about or aware of something
SYNONIMS:
clueless, incognizant, innocent, insensible, nescient, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, uninformed, unknowing, unmindful, unwitting
RELATED WORDS:
uneducated, unschooled, untaught; absent, absentminded, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, inconscient
NEAR ANTONYMS:
au courant, hip, plugged-in, up-to-date; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught; heedful, observant; sensitive, sentient
acquainted, aware, cognizant, conscious, conversant, grounded, informed, knowing, mindful, witting
innocent (noun)
an innocent or gentle person
SYNONIMS:
angel, dove, innocent, sheep
RELATED WORDS:
babe, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, ingenue ( ingénue), naïf ( naif), newbie, tenderfoot, virgin; cherub, saint; mollycoddle, sissy, softy ( softie), weakling, wimp; dupe, pigeon, sap, sucker
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bully, roughneck, rowdy, tough; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, slob; shark, skunk, snake, stinker; devil, knave, miscreant, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag ( scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villain
wolf
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