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synonyms for innocuous

  • banal
  • bland
  • inoffensive
  • insipid
  • painless
  • flat
  • innocent
  • innoxious
  • inobnoxious
  • jejune
  • kind
  • safe
  • sapless
  • unobjectionable
  • unoffending
  • weak
See also synonyms for: innocuously / innocuousness
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antonyms for innocuous

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  • delicious
  • tasty
  • yummy
  • bad
  • damaging
  • destructive
  • harmful
  • hurtful
  • injurious
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It’s the nature of my medium versus his that it sounds more innocuous.
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They regularly take down innocuous posts while giving hate speech and misinformation a pass.
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They cover city councils and schools under innocuous-sounding banners such as “Illinois Valley Times” and the “Lansing Sun.”
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In a new study, scientists tested four of the best AI systems for detecting hate speech and found that all of them struggled in different ways to distinguish toxic and innocuous sentences.
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Universities, research institutes, multinational corporations and exporters are often forced to seek censorship circumvention apps for what the authorities would consider innocuous purposes.
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Then, on one seemingly innocuous Friday in January a few weeks later, Universal Pictures put the film in 3,400 theaters.
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They lure users onto a cloaked landing page that may look innocuous — if simple or slightly pointless — and then gathers information to send back to their malicious server.
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One board member warned that while the proposals “sound innocuous,” they could result in “all sorts of bad law” being forced upon the program.
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