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Meaning & Definition of Innocent in English

English

Innocent

/ɪnəsənt/

noun

1. A person who lacks knowledge of evil

    synonym:
  • innocent
  • ,
  • inexperienced person

adjective

1. Free from evil or guilt

  • "An innocent child"
  • "The principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
    synonym:
  • innocent
  • ,
  • guiltless
  • ,
  • clean-handed

2. Lacking intent or capacity to injure

  • "An innocent prank"
    synonym:
  • innocent
  • ,
  • innocuous

3. Free from sin

    synonym:
  • impeccant
  • ,
  • innocent
  • ,
  • sinless

4. Lacking in sophistication or worldliness

  • "A child's innocent stare"
  • "His ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
    synonym:
  • innocent
  • ,
  • ingenuous

5. Not knowledgeable about something specified

  • "American tourists wholly innocent of french"
  • "A person unacquainted with our customs"
    synonym:
  • innocent(p)
  • ,
  • unacquainted(p)

6. Completely wanting or lacking

  • "Writing barren of insight"
  • "Young recruits destitute of experience"
  • "Innocent of literary merit"
  • "The sentence was devoid of meaning"
    synonym:
  • barren
  • ,
  • destitute
  • ,
  • devoid
  • ,
  • free
  • ,
  • innocent

7. (used of things) lacking sense or awareness

  • "Fine innocent weather"
    synonym:
  • innocent

Examples of using

Tom was an innocent bystander.
Tom convinced me that Mary was innocent.
I'm quite innocent.