- causing harm or injury; hurtful
- guilty or criminal
Origin of nocentLate Middle English ; from Classical Latin nocens, present participle of nocere, to harm: see necro-
Causing injury; harmful.
Origin of nocentMiddle English nocent, guilty, from Latin noc&emacron;ns, nocent-, present participle of noc&emacron;re, to harm; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English nocent (“guilty"), from Latin nocens, present participle of nocere (“to harm")