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innocent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of innocent

  1. an innocent or gentle person an innocent who is often puzzled by and prey to the evils of the world Synonyms of innocent angel, dove, lamb, sheepWords Related to innocent babe, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, ingenue (or ingénue), naïf (or naif), newbie, tenderfoot, virgin; cherub, saint; mollycoddle, sissy, softy (or softie), weakling, wimp; dupe, pigeon, sap, suckerNear Antonyms of innocent bully, roughneck, rowdy, tough; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, slob; shark, skunk, snake, stinker; devil, knave, miscreant, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villainAntonyms of innocent wolf


innocent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of innocent

  1. 1 free from sin an innocent baby Synonyms of innocent impeccable, pure, sinless, white Words Related to innocent chaste, moral, virgin, virtuous; immaculate, spotless, unblemished, unstained, unsullied; decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, righteous, upright, virtuous; blameless, guiltless Near Antonyms of innocent lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, lickerish, lustful, oversexed, unchaste; evil, immoral, iniquitous, reprobate, unrighteous, virtueless, wicked; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, erring, fallen, lost, perverted; condemned, damned Antonyms of innocent impure, peccant, sinful, sinning

  2. 2 free from guilt or blame the robbery suspect was eventually found to be innocent Synonyms of innocent blameless, cleanhanded, clear, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inculpable, irreproachable, lily-white Words Related to innocent absolved, acquitted, cleared, exonerated, vindicated; ethical, law-abiding, moral, righteous, upright, virtuous Phrases in the clear Near Antonyms of innocent blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; accused, impeached, indicted; condemned, convicted; hangdog, shamed, shamefaced Antonyms of innocent guilty

  3. 3 free from any intent to deceive or impress others an innocent offer to sing before the gathering Synonyms of innocent artless, genuine, honest, ingenuous, guileless, naive (or naïve), natural, real, simple, sincere, true, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentiousWords Related to innocent childlike, dewy-eyed, gee-whiz, impressionable, inexperienced, malleable, persuadable, persuasible, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; spontaneous, unforced, unstudied; candid, direct, frank, free, free-spoken, open, openhearted, plain, plainspoken, single-minded, straight, straightforward, unguarded; trustful, trusting; exploitable, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, unwaryNear Antonyms of innocent critical, cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary; cosmopolitan, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; civilized, cultivated, cultured, polished, refined; crooked, deceitful, deceptive, devious, double-dealing, hypocritical, manipulative, two-faced; arch, calculating, canny, crafty, cunning, designing, foxy, knavish, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, subtle, tricky, underhanded, wily; flattering, mealymouthed, smooth, sycophantic, unctuous; feigned, forced, strainedAntonyms of innocent affected, artful, artificial, assuming, dishonest, dissembling, dissimulating, fake, false, guileful, insincere, phony (also phoney), pretentious

  4. 4 lacking in worldly wisdom or informed judgment an innocent young woman who felt a little out of place among her more sophisticated roommates Synonyms of innocent aw-shucks, dewy, dewy-eyed, green, ingenuous, naive, naïf (or naif), primitive, simple, simpleminded, uncritical, unknowing, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, unworldly, wide-eyedWords Related to innocent callow, childish, immature, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical, unrealistic; believing, credulous, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, trustful, trusting, unguarded; beguiled, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, thoughtlessNear Antonyms of innocent critical, cynical, doubting, incredulous, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unconvinced; careful, cautious, guarded, leery (also leary), wary, watchful; down-to-earth, hardheaded, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, sober; street-smart, streetwiseAntonyms of innocent cosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise

  5. 5 not causing or being capable of causing injury or hurt good-natured teasing that is just innocent fun Synonyms of innocent anodyne, benign, hurtless, harmless, innocuous, inoffensive, safe, whiteWords Related to innocent healthful, healthy, salubrious, wholesome; benignant; sound, trustworthy; gentle, gracious, mild; nonthreatening, painless, unobjectionable; noncorrosive, nondestructive, nonfatal, noninfectious, nonlethal, nonpoisonous, nonpolluting, nontoxic, nonvenomousNear Antonyms of innocent poisonous, venomous; menacing, ominous, sinister, threatening; hazardous, imperiling (or imperilling), jeopardizing, parlous, perilous, risky, unsafe, unsound; nasty, noisome, unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; offensive, painful, scathing, wounding; deadly, fatal, lethal, ruinous; destructive, insidious, malignant, noxious, pestilent, polluted, taintedAntonyms of innocent adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, mischievous, nocuous, noxious, pernicious, prejudicial, wicked

  6. 6 not informed about or aware of something a woman who seems entirely innocent of good manners and common courtesy Synonyms of innocent clueless, incognizant, ignorant, insensible, nescient, oblivious, unacquainted, unaware, unconscious, uninformed, unknowing, unmindful, unwittingWords Related to innocent uneducated, unschooled, untaught; absent, absentminded, abstracted, heedless, inattentive, inconscientNear Antonyms of innocent au courant, hip, plugged-in, up-to-date; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught; heedful, observant; sensitive, sentientAntonyms of innocent acquainted, aware, cognizant, conscious, conversant, grounded, informed, knowing, mindful, witting


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