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Definition of Innocent

Innocent

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

Innocent Quotations

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Malcolm X

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Anais Nin

The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Stephen King

But there's one thing we must all be clear about: terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means. Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn't one of their goals. Instead they are out to murder innocent people.
Salman Rushdie

The truth is that killing innocent people is always wrong - and no argument or excuse, no matter how deeply believed, can ever make it right. No religion on earth condones the killing of innocent people; no faith tradition tolerates the random killing of our brothers and sisters on this earth.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
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Innocent Translations

innocent in Afrikaans is onskuldig
innocent in Dutch is onschuldig, onbedorven, onnozel
innocent in French is innocent
innocent in German is unschuldig
innocent in Latin is inculpatus, insons insontis
innocent in Norwegian is uskyldig
innocent in Portuguese is inocente
innocent in Spanish is inocente, inculpable
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