in·no·cent /ˈɪnəsənt/ 形容詞
1. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.
Sung innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope.
2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright.
To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. --Shak.
I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. --Matt. xxvii. 4.
The aidless, innocent lady, his wished prey. --Milton.
3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged.
Innocent from the great transgression. --Ps. xix. 13.
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.
Innocent party Law,a party who has not notice of a fact tainting a litigated transaction with illegality.
Syn: -- Harmless; innoxious; innoffensive; guiltless; spotless; immaculate; pure; unblamable; blameless; faultless; guileless; upright.
1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin.
2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot.
In Scotland a natural fool was called an innocent. --Sir W. Scott.
Innocents' day Eccl., Childermas day.
adj 1: free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle
that one is innocent until proved guilty" [syn: guiltless,
clean-handed] [ant: guilty]
2: lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
3: free from sin [syn: impeccant, sinless]
4: lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "a child's
innocent stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would
not have burned the church if he had not thought the
bishop was in it" [syn: ingenuous]
5: used of things; lacking sense or awareness; "ignorant hope";
"fine innocent weather" [syn: ignorant]
n : a person who lacks knowledge of evil [syn: inexperienced