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innocence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of innocence

  1. 1 the quality or state of being free from guilt or blame the accused embezzler eventually proved her innocence and was released Synonyms of innocence blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, impeccability, innocency, irreproachability, irreproachableness Words Related to innocence decency, goodness, honesty, incorruptibility, integrity, law-abidingness, righteousness, uprightness, virtuousness; morality, virtue; chastity, purity, sinlessness; harmlessness, inoffensiveness Near Antonyms of innocence blame, fault, responsibility; corruption, criminality, depravity, evil, immorality, reprehensibleness, sinfulness, wickedness; harmfulness, offensiveness Antonyms of innocence blameworthiness, culpability, guilt, guiltiness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being simple and sincere the innocence of the child's question touched everyone present Synonyms of innocence artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, naïveté, naiveness, naivety (also naïvety) [chiefly British], naturalness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness, viridityWords Related to innocence candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, openness, sincerity, straightforwardness, unaffectedness, unpretentiousness; callowness, childishness, coltishness, inexperience, rawness; insularity, parochialism, provincialism; carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness; ignorance, obliviousness, unawareness; credulity, credulousness, gullibility, impressionability; idealism, impracticality, optimismNear Antonyms of innocence affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness; deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity; disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness; carefulness, caution, street smarts, wariness; pessimism, skepticism; maturityAntonyms of innocence artfulness, cynicism, knowingness, sophistication, worldliness

  3. 3 the state of being unaware or uninformed in my innocence I just assumed that quoted rate was for a week's stay and not for a single night at the health spa Synonyms of innocence benightedness, cluelessness, incognizance, ignorance, nescience, obliviousness, unawareness, unfamiliarityWords Related to innocence callowness, greenness, inexperience, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), rawness, simpleness, unsophisticationNear Antonyms of innocence experience, know-how; sophisticationAntonyms of innocence acquaintance, awareness, cognizance, familiarity

  4. 4 the quality or state of being morally pure in Melville's novel, the sailor Billy Budd serves as a symbol of absolute innocence Synonyms of innocence chasteness, immaculacy, chastity, modesty, purityWords Related to innocence goodness, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness; morality, probity, rectitude; decency, decorum, propriety, seemlinessNear Antonyms of innocence badness, evil, sinfulness, unrighteousness, wickedness; impropriety, indecency, vulgarityAntonyms of innocence immodesty, impurity, unchasteness, unchastity



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