Definitions for innocuous
ɪˈnɒk yu əsin·nocu·ous
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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.
Etymology: From innocuus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Harmless in effects.
Etymology: innocuus, Latin.
The most dangerous poisons, skilfully managed, may be made not only innocuous, but of all other medicines the most effectual. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol.
Innocuous generally refers to something that is harmless and causes no damage or injury. It can also mean not likely to provoke strong emotion, controversy, or offense. This term can be applied to various entities like actions, statements, substances, or individuals.
harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent
Etymology: [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
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.
The inside of the nose is lined by a multitude of cilia( which look like a shag carpet under the microscope) that are constantly providing clearance of mucus, pathogens and inhaled particulates to the back of the nose by beating in a rhythmic motion, it is amazing that our noses can differentiate between potentially harmful pathogens and innocuous agents.
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.
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.
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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- غير مؤذيةArabic
- innocuCatalan, Valencian
- unverfänglich, harmlos, konform, gewöhnlichGerman
- inofensivo, inocuoSpanish
- viaton, harmiton, vaaratonFinnish
- לא מזיקHebrew
- 無毒, 無難, 当たり障りのない, 無害Japanese
- Nam satis iniquumLatin
- braaf, onschadelijk, onschuldigDutch
- безвредный, безобидныйRussian
- oskyldig, oskadlig, ofarligSwedish
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