innocent


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Synonyms for innocent

Synonyms for innocent

within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law

devoid of hurtful qualities

not having a desirable element

a pure, uncorrupted person

a guileless, unsophisticated person

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a young person between birth and puberty

Synonyms for innocent

free from evil or guilt

lacking intent or capacity to injure

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free from sin

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lacking in sophistication or worldliness

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not knowledgeable about something specified

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completely wanting or lacking

(used of things) lacking sense or awareness

References in classic literature ?
I trust, sir, that you will succeed in proving, what I feel sure is the truth, that my cousin Arthur is innocent of this crime.
But I don't see how an innocent man is to make up his mind to this kind of thing without knocking his head against the walls unless he takes it in that point of view.
But my good fellow, even an innocent man must take ordinary precautions to defend himself.
And all the people cheered and clapped their hands, rejoicing that the prisoner had escaped death and been proved to be innocent.
Then the crowd cheered lustily and Dorothy hugged the kitten in her arms and told her how delighted she was to know that she was innocent.
Ah, she was wiser than I--I know it now--the little innocent girl- woman in her shoe-top skirt.
But between Evelina and other girls there was this difference, that where another would have poured out her feelings quite naturally, Evelina regarded these innocent confidences as a concession made to the stormy emotions which had invaded the quiet sanctuary of her girlish soul.
To mingle our careless talk with the song of the birds among the dewy leaves, to smile at each other as we gazed on the sky, to turn our steps slowly homewards at the sound of the bell that always rings too soon, to admire together some little detail in the landscape, to watch the fitful movements of an insect, to look closely at a gleaming demoiselle fly--the delicate creature that resembles an innocent and loving girl; in such ways as these are not one's thoughts drawn daily a little higher?
But he looked so innocent all the time, and was in such clear good faith in what he said, and so ready to sacrifice himself for what he deemed his duty, that my mouth was closed.
Crawley is quite innocent--even more innocent than herself.
Rawdon, the reception of which caused that innocent woman so much pleasure.
She was rejoicing over Kitty and Levin; going back in thought to her own wedding, she glanced at the radiant figure of Stepan Arkadyevitch, forgot all the present, and remembered only her own innocent love.
My dear father, you are mistaken; Justine is innocent.
She is innocent, my Elizabeth," said I, "and that shall be proved; fear nothing, but let your spirits be cheered by the assurance of her acquittal.
In this matter of the Diamond," he said, "the characters of innocent people have suffered under suspicion already--as you know.