Definitions for innocuousɪˈnɒk yu əs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word innocuous

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•noc•u•ousɪˈnɒk yu əs(adj.)

  1. not harmful or injurious; harmless:

    an innocuous home remedy.

  2. not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive

    an innocuous remark.

Origin of innocuous:

1590–1600; < L innocuus. See in -3, nocuous


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"


  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

Translations for innocuous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



This drug was at first mistakenly thought to be innocuous.

Get even more translations for innocuous »


Find a translation for the innocuous definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these innocuous definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"innocuous." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for innocuous?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for innocuous: