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devoid of hurtful qualities

lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality

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not injurious to physical or mental health

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not causing disapproval

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lacking intent or capacity to injure

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cover for Hartley as a return On the video, I watched the incident and it looked very innocuous. It was an arm out during a tackle and that was it.
Alex Ferguson "It was an innocuous challenge but when you saw the Rangers player waving, you knew it was a bad one.
It was noticeable that Innocuous needed plenty of driving to get into top gear at Ffos Las (touched a high of 8.6 having been sent off 2-1 jointfavourite) so he could be one for inrunning players to get their teeth into today, particularly as he's drawn out wide in stall 1 so his rider Martin Lane may have to drop him in and look to bring him with a sustained run in the straight.
Other historians had observed the same phenomenon: Innocuous material they had in their own files had been reclassified and withdrawn from public access.
But like many seemingly innocuous items with a specific purpose - including kitchen knives found in every home - it can be turned into a lethal weapon.
That they offer such innocuous ways of doing so (choose a badge; agree with or cavil at a political statement) suggests a somewhat melancholic estimation of the audience's mental torpor: For all the comic crapulence of their audience-participation activities, the Smiths are social anatomists and oblique tacticians rather than jokers.
He recalled its 41-year history in this country as if its efforts have been homegrown and innocuous. But by any name, this organization cannot hide certain realities.
In today's global business environment, that seemingly innocuous phrase can elicit panic, pride, or a litany of complaints.
The bill in question is House Resolution 27, the Workforce Reinvestment and Adult Education Act, which has caused a great deal of controversy, despite its innocuous name.
An innocuous looking through ball was taken well on the chest by Scott Moore and the Forres youngster coolly lobbed the ball over Ross Buchanan.
The language of the provision, at first reading, seems innocuous enough.
This seemingly innocuous job is made difficult by the mean-spirited Triloboids, and Tess And The Star Traveller must work together to confront one particularly vicious rogue!
The Religious Right leader's troubles with the popular star of Cartoon Network began in late January when Dobson, speaking at an inaugural banquet hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., asked a seemingly innocuous question: "Does anyone here know SpongeBob?"
On the face of it, it sounds absurd that such innocuous items such as vegetable peelings and teabags can no longer be composted.
More recently, tests have shown that something as presumably innocuous as candies--specifically certain ones made in Mexico--may also be a source of toxic lead.