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English definition of “innocent”

innocent

adjective uk   /ˈɪn.ə.sənt/ us  

innocent adjective (NOT GUILTY)

B2 (of a person) not guilty of a particular crime: He firmly believes that she is innocent of the crime.
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InnocentInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting

innocent adjective (NO EXPERIENCE)

B2 having no knowledge of the unpleasant and evil things in life: She has such an innocent face that I find it hard to believe anything bad of her.

innocent adjective (NOT INVOLVED)

B2 An innocent person is someone who is not involved with any military group or war: Several innocent bystanders were injured in the explosion.Innocent

innocent adjective (NOT INTENDED TO HARM)

C2 (of a thing) not intended to harm anyone: It was an innocent remark, I didn't mean to hurt his feelings.
innocently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 "Have I done something wrong?", she asked innocently (= seeming not to have done anything wrong). He said he had obtained the television innocently, not knowing it had been stolen.Innocent

innocent

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.ə.sənt/ us  
a person who has very little experience and does not know about the bad things that happen in lifeInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting
(Definition of innocent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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