Innocuous Definition

That does not injure or harm; harmless.
An innocuous insect.
Webster's New World
Not controversial, offensive, or stimulating; dull and uninspiring.
An innocuous speech.
Webster's New World
Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
American Heritage

Origin of Innocuous

  • From Latin innocuus in- not in–1 nocuus harmful (from nocēre to harm nek-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin innocuus (“harmless”).

    From Wiktionary

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