innocent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French inocent, from Latin innocens (harmless, inoffensive), from in- (not) + nocēns, present participle of noceō (to hurt).

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innocent (comparative more innocent, superlative most innocent)

  1. ​Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.
  2. Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.
  3. Naive; artless.
  4. (obsolete) Not harmful; innocuous; harmless.
    an innocent medicine or remedy
    • Alexander Pope
      The spear / Sung innocent, and spent its force in air.
  5. (with of) Having no knowledge (of something).
  6. (with of) Lacking (something).
  7. Lawful; permitted.
    an innocent trade
  8. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture.
    innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation

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  • (bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act): guilty, nocent

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Noun[edit]

innocent (plural innocents)

  1. Those who are innocent; young children.
    The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.

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Adjective[edit]

innocent m, f (masculine and feminine plural innocents)

  1. innocent

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French inocent, from Latin innocens (harmless, inoffensive), from in- (not) + nocēns, present participle of noceō (to hurt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

innocent m (feminine innocente, masculine plural innocents, feminine plural innocentes)

  1. innocent

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