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innocent

adjective
 
 
/ˈɪnəsənt/
NOT GUILTY B2 not guilty of committing a crime: He claims to be innocent of the crime.Innocent
NO EXPERIENCE B2 not having much experience of life and not knowing about the bad things that happen: an innocent young womanNaive and trustingInexperienced (of people)
NOT DESERVED B2 used to emphasize that someone who was hurt had done nothing wrong: Several innocent civilians were killed in the bombing.Innocent
NOT INTENDED TO HARM not intended to harm or upset anyone: It was an innocent mistake.Safe and secureNot expected or planned
innocently adverb
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