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Innocent meaning

innocent - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. used of things; lacking sense or awareness; " ignorant hope"; " fine innocent weather"
  2. 2. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.
  3. 3. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright.
  4. 4. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged.
  5. 5. Simple; artless; foolish.
  6. 6. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade.
  7. 7. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation.
  8. 8. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin.
  9. 9. Free from guilt; pure; harmless.

innocent - examples of usage

  1. Here, Mellish, said the innocent Hammerly, let me introduce you to the new local editor of the Argus.
  2. I can't live without her; but if I might live with her, I feel I could be content to let it all remain quite innocent between us. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. They began by his being happy and light- hearted, that is, he was innocent; and then gradually the horrible fact returned to his memory. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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