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English definition of “innocent”


adjective    /ˈɪn·ə·sənt/
(of a person ) not guilty of a particular crime , or having no knowledge of the unpleasant and evil things in life , or (of words or an action ) not intended to cause harm : He pleaded innocent to all charges against him. It was a totally innocent kind of mistake . Several innocent bystanders (= people who were not involved but who were there by chance ) were injured when his car slid off the road . innocently    /ˈɪn·ə·sənt·li/ adverb Some people innocently drove into the contaminated area .
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