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Definition 1: a person who lacks knowledge of evil - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of innocent ) a man who is considered naive

(... is a kind of innocent ) a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

(... is a kind of innocent ) a naive or inexperienced person

(... is a kind of innocent ) a person who has never had sex

Definition 2: free from evil or guilt - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where innocent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an innocent child
  • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is similar to ...) freed from any question of guilt

"is absolved from all blame" "was now clear of the charge of cowardice" "his official honor is vindicated"

(innocent is similar to ...) declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless

"he stands acquitted on all charges" "the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity"

(innocent is similar to ...) free of guilt; not subject to blame

"has lived a blameless life" "of irreproachable character" "an unimpeachable reputation"

(means also ...) clearing of guilt or blame

(means also ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

Definition 3: lacking intent or capacity to injure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where innocent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an innocent prank

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is similar to ...) not causing or capable of causing harm

"harmless bacteria" "rendered the bomb harmless"

Definition 4: lacking in sophistication or worldliness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where innocent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is similar to ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

Definition 5: completely wanting or lacking - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where innocent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writing barren of insight
  • young recruits destitute of experience
  • innocent of literary merit
  • the sentence was devoid of meaning

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is similar to ...) not having existence or being or actuality

"chimeras are nonexistent"

Definition 6: (used of things) lacking sense or awareness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where innocent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fine innocent weather

(innocent is similar to ...) not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

"lay unconscious on the floor"

(innocent is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 7: not knowledgeable about something specified - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where innocent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • American tourists wholly innocent of French
  • a person unacquainted with our customs

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is similar to ...) not informed; lacking in knowledge or information

"the uninformed public"

Definition 8: free from sin - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for innocent in the sense of this definition

(innocent is similar to ...) morally excellent

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