Synonyms and Antonyms of innocence
the quality or state of being free from guilt or blame
- The accused embezzler eventually proved her innocence and was released.
decency, goodness, honesty, incorruptibility, integrity, law-abidingness, righteousness, uprightness, virtuousness
chastity, purity, sinlessness
blame, fault, responsibility
corruption, criminality, depravity, evil, immorality, reprehensibleness, sinfulness, wickedness
the quality or state of being simple and sincere
- The innocence of the child's question touched everyone present.
artlessness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, naiveness, naïveté (also naivete), naturalness, simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness
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, optimism
affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness
deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity
disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness
carefulness, caution, wariness
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.
the quality or state of being morally pure
- In Melville's novel, the sailor Billy Budd serves as a symbol of absolute innocence.