not injurious to physical or mental health
not causing disapproval
"it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"
lacking intent or capacity to injure
"an innocent prank"
Harmless; producing no ill effect.
Inoffensive; unprovocative; not exceptional.
Origin: From innocuus.
harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent
Origin: [L. innocuus; in- not + nocuus hurtful, fr. nocere to hurt. See Innocent.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-nok′ū-us, adj. not hurtful: harmless in effects.—adv. Innoc′uously.—ns. Innoc′uousness, Innocū′ity, the state of being innocuous. [L. innocuus—in, not, nocuus, hurtful—nocēre, to hurt.]
The numerical value of innocuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of innocuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To a large extent, this seemingly innocuous little fish controls much of what we can or cannot do in the delta.
I've seen some before and it's like 'The Da Vinci Code,' where only the kids hold the true meanings (and most of the time they're fairly innocuous).
If Eric Rosenfeldt did indeed leave for good, that is too bad... I was merely seeking clarification about some of Eric Rosenfeldt posts and thought our interaction to be innocuous.
There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment -- anywhere.
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
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Translations for innocuous
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- innocuCatalan, Valencian
- konform, gewöhnlich, harmlos, unverfänglichGerman
- inocuo, inofensivoSpanish
- vaaraton, viaton, harmitonFinnish
- לא מזיקHebrew
- 無毒, 無難, 無害, 当たり障りのないJapanese
- onschadelijk, onschuldig, braafDutch
- безвредный, безобидныйRussian
- ofarlig, oskyldig, oskadligSwedish
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