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[in-uh-suh nt] /ˈɪn ə sənt/
adjective
1.
free from moral wrong; without sin; pure:
innocent children.
2.
free from legal or specific wrong; guiltless:
innocent of the crime.
3.
not involving evil intent or motive:
an innocent misrepresentation.
4.
not causing physical or moral injury; harmless:
innocent fun.
5.
devoid (usually followed by of):
a law innocent of merit.
6.
having or showing the simplicity or naiveté of an unworldly person; guileless; ingenuous.
7.
uninformed or unaware; ignorant.
noun
8.
an innocent person.
9.
a young child.
10.
a guileless person.
11.
a simpleton or idiot.
12.
Usually, innocents. (used with a singular verb) bluet (def 1).
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English < Latin innocent- (stem of innocēns) harmless, equivalent to in- in-3 + nocēns present participle of nocēre to harm; see -ent; cf. noxious
Related forms
innocently, adverb
quasi-innocent, adjective
quasi-innocently, adverb
superinnocent, adjective
superinnocently, adverb
uninnocent, adjective
uninnocently, adverb
Can be confused
acquitted, innocent, nolo contendere (see synonym study at the current entry)
innocence, innocents.
Synonyms
1. sinless, virtuous; faultless, impeccable, spotless, immaculate. 2. Innocent, blameless, guiltless imply freedom from the responsibility of having done wrong. Innocent may imply having done no wrong at any time, and having not even a knowledge of evil: an innocent victim. Blameless denotes freedom from blame, especially moral blame: a blameless life. Guiltless denotes freedom from guilt or responsibility for wrongdoing, usually in a particular instance: guiltless of a crime. 6. simple, naive, unsophisticated, artless.
Antonyms
1, 2. guilty.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi innocent

innocent

/ˈɪnəsənt/
adjective
1.
not corrupted or tainted with evil or unpleasant emotion; sinless; pure
2.
not guilty of a particular crime; blameless
3.
(postpositive) foll by of. free (of); lacking innocent of all knowledge of history
4.
  1. harmless or innocuous an innocent game
  2. not cancerous an innocent tumour
5.
credulous, naive, or artless
6.
simple-minded; slow-witted
noun
7.
an innocent person, esp a young child or an ingenuous adult
8.
a simple-minded person; simpleton
Derived Forms
innocently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasi innocent
innocent
1340, "doing no evil, free from sin or guilt," from O.Fr. innocent (11c.), from L. innocentem (nom. innocens) "not guilty, harmless, blameless," from in- "not" + nocentem (nom. nocens), prp. of nocere "to harm" (see noxious). Meaning "free from guilt of a crime or charge" is from 1382. The earliest use was as a noun, "person who is innocent of sin or evil" (c.1200).
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quasi innocent in Medicine

innocent in·no·cent (ĭn'ə-sənt)
adj.
Not apparently harmful; benign.

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