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  • nounblamelessness
  • nounharmlessness, naiveté

synonyms for innocence

  • chastity
  • guiltlessness
  • immaculateness
  • impeccability
  • incorruptibility
  • incorruption
  • inculpability
  • probity
  • purity
  • righteousness
  • sinlessness
  • uprightness
  • virtue
  • clean hands
  • clear conscience
  • stainlessness
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antonyms for innocence

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  • badness
  • blame
  • corruption
  • evil
  • experience
  • guilt
  • impurity
  • knowledge
  • sin
  • treacherousness
  • wildness
  • experience
  • badness
  • blame
  • corruption
  • evil
  • guilt
  • impurity
  • knowledge
  • sin
  • treacherousness
  • wildness
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How to use innocence in a sentence

He read from a rambling 21-page statement, reasserting his innocence and airing grievances against the criminal justice system.
THE BALLAD OF R. BUDD DWYERFIONA ZUBLINJANUARY 4, 2021OZY
He maintains his innocence, said he regrets not coming out sooner but said he assumed his constituents knowing would “not go over well.”
POP CULTURE COUNTDOWN: ICONIC AND IGNOMINIOUSJOEY DIGUGLIELMODECEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Navlakha, who is in his 60s, has said he maintains his innocence and is worried about receiving a fair and speedy trial.
THESE 10 JOURNALISTS FACE ADDITIONAL THREATS FROM COVID-19LBELANGER225DECEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
Lee professed his innocence and fought the actions, typically settling for discounted amounts.
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCESBY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
The official believed his innocence, according to Jefferson, but cited his “reputational risk” still driven, a year after his exoneration, by the allegations whenever he is Googled.
HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER A GOVERNMENT REPORT CRITICIZED HIM. EIGHT YEARS LATER, THE GOVERNMENT TOOK IT BACK.JOE DAVIDSONSEPTEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Ray was able to prove his innocence — but it took nearly 10 years and came about through a singular tenacity and at enormous personal financial cost.
HE WAS FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER A GOVERNMENT REPORT CRITICIZED HIM. EIGHT YEARS LATER, THE GOVERNMENT TOOK IT BACK.JOE DAVIDSONSEPTEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Loughlin and Giannulli had insisted for more than a year that they believed their payments were “legitimate donations” and accused prosecutors of hiding crucial evidence that could prove the couple’s innocence because it would undermine their case.
LORI LOUGHLIN GETS TWO MONTHS IN PRISON AFTER JUDGE ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN COLLEGE BRIBERY SCANDALRADMARYAAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
Stung to the soul, Louis threw himself at her feet, to proclaim his innocence of all these inferences, before heaven and her.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The soul's confessions of that dear young lady were delightful in their naïve innocence.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Beware of ignorance which assumes the mask of knowledge, or of designing roguery which apes the appearance of innocence.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
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WORDS RELATED TO INNOCENCE

  • abstemiousness
  • abstinence
  • chasteness
  • cherry
  • cleanness
  • continence
  • decency
  • demureness
  • devotion
  • honor
  • immaculacy
  • innocence
  • integrity
  • modesty
  • monogamy
  • morality
  • naïveté
  • restraint
  • singleness
  • sinlessness
  • spotlessness
  • temperance
  • uprightness
  • virginity
  • virtue
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.