Innocence meaning

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The quality or state of being innocent.
  • Freedom from sin or moral wrong.
  • Freedom from legal guilt.
  • Freedom from guile or cunning; simplicity.
  • Lack of sophistication; naiveté
  • Ignorance or inexperience, specif. with regard to sex.
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Lack of understanding about sensitive subjects such as sexuality and crime.

In his innocence, he offered the stranger to bring the package to Paris, never suspecting it contained drugs.

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The state, quality, or virtue of being innocent, especially:
  • Freedom from sin, moral wrong, or guilt through lack of knowledge of evil.
  • Guiltlessness of a specific legal crime or offense.
  • Freedom from guile, cunning, or deceit; simplicity or artlessness.
  • Lack of worldliness or sophistication; naiveté.
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The definition of innocence is the state of being free from wrongdoing or corruption, or naive.

An example of innocence is someone who did not do something illegal.

An example of innocence is a small child who has done nothing wrong.

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Lack of ability or intention to harm or damage.

Tests have demonstrated the innocence of this substance.

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One that is innocent.
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Her attorney managed to convince the jury of her innocence.

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Origin of innocence

  • Old French inocence, from Latin innocentia.

    From Wiktionary