- Innocent is defined as free from sin, guilt or wrongdoing.
An example of innocent used as an adjective is the phrase an innocent joke which means a joke that does not cause harm.
- The definition of an innocent is a person free from wrongdoing, guilt or evil.
An example of an innocent is a newborn baby.
An innocent newborn baby.
innocent definition by Webster's New World
- free from sin, evil, or guilt; specif.,
- doing or thinking nothing morally wrong; pure
- not guilty of a specific crime or offense; guiltless
- free from harmful effect or cause; that does not harm, injure, or corrupt
- not malignant; benign: an innocent tumor
- knowing no evil
- without guile or cunning; artless; simple
- totally lacking: with of: innocent of adornment
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin innocens ; from in-, not plush nocens, present participle of nocere, to do wrong to: see necro-
- a person knowing no evil or sin, such as a child
- a very naive or simple-minded person
- innocently adverb
- (died 417); pope (401-417): his day is July 28
- (born Gregorio Papareschi) died 1143; pope (1130-43)
- (born Lotario de' Conti de' Segni) 1161?-1216; pope (1198-1216)
- (born Sinibaldo de' Fieschi) died 1254; pope (1243-54)
- (born Benedetto Odeschalchi) 1611-89; pope (1676-89)
innocent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Uncorrupted by evil, malice, or wrongdoing; sinless: an innocent child.
- a. Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless: was innocent of all charges.b. Within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law; lawful.
- a. Not dangerous or harmful; innocuous: an innocent prank.b. Candid; straightforward: a child's innocent stare.
- a. Not experienced or worldly; naive.b. Betraying or suggesting no deception or guile; artless.
- a. Not exposed to or familiar with something specified; ignorant: American tourists wholly innocent of French.b. Unaware: She remained innocent of the complications she had caused.
- Lacking, deprived, or devoid of something: a novel innocent of literary merit.
- A person, especially a child, who is free of evil or sin.
- A simple, guileless, inexperienced, or unsophisticated person.
- A very young child.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin innocēns, innocent- : in-, not; see in-1 + nocēns, present participle of nocēre, to harm; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
- inˈno·cent·ly adverb
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