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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.

  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.]

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. Mark Pitcavage:

    We view it as essentially an innocuous historical flag, its not a thing in the white supremacist movement.

  2. Robert Shibatani:

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

  3. 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).

  4. Joshua Demasi:

    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.

  5. 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.

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