Synonyms for innocent
- above suspicion
- free of
- in the clear
- not guilty
Antonyms for innocent
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INNOCENT
Emilia looked as innocent as when Hope had tended her in the cradle.
How will every look, every action, even the most innocent, be liable to misconstruction!
See what grave reflections an innocent subject will produce!
But she is young and innocent, and her heart is her own yet.
It don't do 'em any good, but just the same they all swear they're innocent.
She says they're vulgar for an innocent country girl like her cousin, Agnes Lynch.
There was a girl who swore she was innocent—yes, she swore that she was innocent.
But one of them, the distraction of seeing the world, is innocent and beneficial.
"My friend is from New York," answered the innocent professor.
Now for the turning point in the lives of two innocent beings.
mid-14c., "doing no evil, free from sin or guilt," from Old French inocent "harmless; not guilty; pure" (11c.), from Latin innocentem (nominative innocens) "not guilty, harmless, blameless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + nocentem (nominative nocens), present participle of nocere "to harm" (see noxious). Meaning "free from guilt of a specific crime or charge" is from late 14c. The earliest use was as a noun, "person who is innocent of sin or evil" (c.1200). The Holy Innocents (early 14c.) were the young children slain by Herod sfter the birth of Jesus (Matt. ii:16).