Definitions for innocuousɪˈnɒk yu əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. innocuous(adj)

    not injurious to physical or mental health

  2. innocuous, unobjectionable(adj)

    not causing disapproval

    "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior"

  3. innocent, innocuous(adj)

    lacking intent or capacity to injure

    "an innocent prank"

Wiktionary

  1. innocuous(Adjective)

    Harmless; producing no ill effect.

  2. innocuous(Adjective)

    Inoffensive; unprovocative; not exceptional.

  3. Origin: From innocuus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innocuous(adj)

    harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent

  2. Origin: [L. innocuus; in- not + nocuus hurtful, fr. nocere to hurt. See Innocent.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Katie Greer:

    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).

  2. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    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.

  3. James Baldwin:

    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.

  4. Richard Hesketh:

    Awareness is the main thing, i think people just aren't aware that something so seemingly harmless could actually be damaging. I think people are probably more aware that, for example, batteries contain chemicals that can damage the gut very substantially, but magnets seem very innocuous objects.


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