US: /ˈɪnəsəns/
UK: /ˈɪnəsəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

innocence /'inəsns/ (innocency) /'inəsnsi/
  • danh từ
    • tính vô tội, tính không có tội
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) tính trong trắng; sự còn trinh
    • tính ngây thơ
    • tính không có hại, tính không hại
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) người vô tội; người ngây thơ

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun [U]
1 the fact of not being guilty of a crime, etc: She protested her innocence (= said repeatedly that she was innocent). + This new evidence will prove their innocence. + I asked if she was married in all innocence (= without knowing it was likely to offend or upset her).
Antonym: GUILT
2 lack of knowledge and experience of the world, especially of evil or unpleasant things: Children lose their innocence as they grow older. + In her innocence, she agreed to go back with him to his house.

Collocation dictionary

1 being not guilty of a crime, etc.




declare, proclaim
The prisoners passionately proclaimed their innocence in front of the jury.
| claim
She claimed total innocence of all charges.
| protest
Hayes has protested his innocence throughout the case.
| demonstrate, establish, prove | be convinced of
The solicitors were convinced of his innocence and urged him to appeal the conviction.


in all innocence
I asked her the question in all innocence. I didn't know it was going to upset her.
| the presumption of innocence

2 lack of knowledge/experience


childlike, wide-eyed | lost | injured
She replied to her father's accusations in tones of injured innocence.
| apparent | mock


He had lost the innocence of childhood.
| retain | take advantage of
She had taken advantage of his innocence.


in your ~
In his innocence he had allowed the salesman in to discuss vacuum cleaners.
| with … ~
He grinned with apparent innocence.
| ~ about
There is an innocence about the story.


an air of innocence
There was a touching air of innocence about the boy.
| a look of innocence, the picture of innocence
‘You cheated!’ ‘I what?’ asked David, the picture of innocence (= pretending to look innocent).
| a state of innocence

Concise English dictionary

+the quality of innocent naivete
+the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
+a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense