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English definition of “innocent”

innocent

adjective (NOT GUILTY)    /ˈɪn.ə.sənt/
B2 (of a person) not guilty of a particular crime: He firmly believes that she is innocent of the crime. → Compare guiltyInnocentInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting innocently     /-li/ adverb 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
(Definition of innocent adjective (NOT GUILTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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