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innocent meaning

EN[ˈɪnəsn̩t]
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    Definition of innocent in English Dictionary

  • NounPLinnocentsSUF-ent
    1. Those who are innocent; young children.
      1. The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore innocentSUPmost innocent
    1. Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.
      1. Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.
        1. Naive; artless.
          1. OBS Not harmful; innocuous; harmless.
            1. an innocent medicine or remedy
          2. (with of) Having no knowledge (of something).
            1. (with of) Lacking (something).
              1. Lawful; permitted.
                1. an innocent trade
              2. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture.
                1. innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • His frank acceptance of the situation marks him as either an innocent man, or else as a man of considerable self-restraint and firmness.
                • Art thou the slave that with thy breath hast kill'd/ Mine innocent child? Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • There were plentyof dirty-handed men in the world to do dirty business; and Will protested to himself that his share in bringing Mr.Brooke through would be quite innocent.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                Related Links:
                1. fr innocent
                2. fr innocenté
                3. en innocents
                4. fr innocenta
                5. fr innocents
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "innocent" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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