1 not guilty, guiltless, blameless, honest, (in the) clear, unimpeachable, above suspicion, above reproach, faultless:
We all believe her innocent of extortion.
2 pure, sinless, virtuous, chaste, virgin(al), undefiled, untainted, unstained, unsullied, pristine, incorrupt, uncorrupted, immaculate, spotless, unblemished, unpolluted:
She is still a sweet child, innocent as the day she was born.
3 harmless, well-intentioned, safe, innocuous, inoffensive, unobjectionable:
What began as an innocent stroll became a dangerous expedition.
4 naïve, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unsuspecting, ingenuous, unsophisticated, trusting, trustful, gullible, credulous, green, inexperienced, childlike, unworldly, guileless, artless, simple, open, unartificial, sincere:
Youngsters would arrive in London directly from the farm, entirely innocent and unaware of the perils of city life.
5 infant, babe (in arms or in the wood(s)), child; ingénue, novice, beginner, newcomer, Colloq greenhorn:
She's certainly no innocent when it comes to men.
1 not guilty
He pleaded innocent to the charges.
| believe sb, presume sb
I had always believed her innocent. The accused person should always be presumed innocent until proved guilty.
| declare sb, find sb, prove sb
The court found her innocent of the crime.
completely, entirely, totally, wholly
I am totally innocent of this crime.
2 not intended/intending to cause harm
be, look, play, seem, sound
Stop playing innocent and answer my questions, please.
very | all, altogether, perfectly
She tried to sound all innocent as she asked the question. The circumstance could be altogether innocent, but suspicions have been raised.
| relatively | apparently, seemingly
3 with no experience of the world
She was sixteen and sweetly innocent.
remarkably, very | sweetly | strangely
the strangely innocent world of her childhood
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