What does innocent mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term innocent:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. innocent, inexperienced person(adj)

    a person who lacks knowledge of evil

  2. innocent, guiltless, clean-handed(adj)

    free from evil or guilt

    "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"

  3. innocent, innocuous(adj)

    lacking intent or capacity to injure

    "an innocent prank"

  4. impeccant, innocent, sinless(adj)

    free from sin

  5. innocent, ingenuous(adj)

    lacking in sophistication or worldliness

    "a child's innocent stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"

  6. innocent(p), unacquainted(p)(adj)

    not knowledgeable about something specified

    "American tourists wholly innocent of French"; "a person unacquainted with our customs"

  7. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent(adj)

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

  8. innocent(adj)

    (used of things) lacking sense or awareness

    "fine innocent weather"

Wiktionary

  1. innocent(Noun)

    Those who are innocent; young children.

    The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.

  2. innocent(Adjective)

    Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.

  3. innocent(Adjective)

    Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.

  4. innocent(Adjective)

    Naive; artless.

  5. innocent(Adjective)

    Harmless in intent.

  6. innocent(Adjective)

    Having no knowledge (of something).

  7. innocent(Adjective)

    Lacking (something).

  8. Origin: in- + nocens, present participle of noceo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innocent(adj)

    not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy

  2. Innocent(adj)

    morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright

  3. Innocent(adj)

    free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged

  4. Innocent(adj)

    simple; artless; foolish

  5. Innocent(adj)

    lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade

  6. Innocent(adj)

    not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation

  7. Innocent(noun)

    an innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin

  8. Innocent(noun)

    an unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot

Freebase

  1. Innocent

    Innocent Thekkethala, popularly known as Innocent, is an Indian film actor and producer. He was born in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district of Kerala, India. He is one of the most successful and leading comedy actors of Malayalam cinema. He is noted for his witty mannerisms and dialogue delivery in the typical Thrissur accent. Recently Innocent was hospitalized for throat cancer, and it has been confirmed he suffers from lymphoma, a type of cancer of lymphocytes. But sources close to him insisted there is no room for worry as the cancer was in its early stage and could be treated. He survived cancer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Innocent

    in′o-sent, adj. not hurtful: inoffensive: blameless: pure: lawful: simple, imbecile.—n. one free from fault: an idiot.—ns. Inn′ocence, harmlessness: blamelessness: purity: artlessness: integrity: imbecility: absence of legal guilt; Inn′ocency, the quality of being innocent.—adv. Inn′ocently.—Innocents' Day (see Childermas). [O. Fr.,—L. innocens, -entisin, not, nocēre, to hurt.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Innocent

    the name of 13 Popes: Innocent I., Pope from 402 to 417; Innocent II., Pope from 1130 to 1143; Innocent III., Pope from 1198 to 1216; Innocent IV., Pope from 1243 to 1254; Innocent V., Pope in 1276; Innocent VI., Pope from 1352 to 1362, resided at Avignon; Innocent VII., Pope from 1404 to 1406; Innocent VIII., Pope from 1484 to 1492; Innocent IX., Pope in 1591; Innocent X., Pope from 1644 to 1655, condemned Jansenism; Innocent XI., Pope from 1676 to 1689; Innocent XII., Pope from 1691 to 1700; Innocent XIII., Pope from 1721 to 1724; of these there were two of note.

Editors Contribution

  1. innocent

    The state of mind of a baby or young child where they know and are told only what they need to know and what is relevant to their age and level of maturity.

    We all aspire for our children to be innocent in their childhood and as they body and mind matures we as their parents and teachers can then educate and inform them only of what they need to know.

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'innocent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4326

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'innocent' in Adjectives Frequency: #580

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of innocent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of innocent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4



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