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Definitions for innocuous
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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.

    Etymology: From innocuus.

  2. innocuous(Adjective)

    Inoffensive; unprovocative; not exceptional.

    Etymology: From innocuus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innocuous(adj)

    harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Innocuous

    in-nok′ū-us, adj. not hurtful: harmless in effects.—adv. Innoc′uously.—ns. Innoc′uousness, Innocū′ity, the state of being innocuous. [L. innocuusin, not, nocuus, hurtful—nocēre, to hurt.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of innocuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of innocuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of innocuous in a Sentence

  1. Donald Ellison:

    This indictment is filled with allegations of innocuous events that somehow the government has cobbled into a theory of bribery, it's not a crime to be friends with people you work with.

  2. Roger Stone:

    The intelligence agencies pushing this false Russian narrative through a series of illegal hacks have hurt my ability to make a living and are soiling my reputation, the government is in possession of no evidence whatsoever that I colluded with the Russian State. Any inference that my innocuous fully disclosed Twitter exchange and tweets with a hacker known as Gruccifer 2.0 (sic), who may not may not be a Russian asset, constitutes 'collusion' is disproved by the content, the facts and the timeline of events.

  3. Robert Shibatani:

    To a large extent, this seemingly innocuous little fish controls much of what we can or cannot do in the delta.

  4. 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.

  5. Richard Bernstein:

    The whole point of the liberal revolution that gave rise to the 1960’s was to free us from somebody else’s dogma, but now the same people…are striving to impose on others a secularized religion…disguising it behind innocuous labels like ‘diversity training’ and ‘respect for difference.

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