• IPA: /ˈɪnəsn̩s/


  1. Absence of responsibility for a crime, tort, etc.
    Synonyms: unguilt
    Antonyms: guilt
    Her attorney managed to convince the jury of her innocence.
  2. Lack of understanding about sensitive subjects such as sexuality and crime.
    Synonyms: naivety
    In his innocence, he offered the stranger to bring the package to Paris, never suspecting it contained drugs.
  3. Lack of ability or intention to harm or damage.
    Synonyms: harmlessness
    Antonyms: harmfulness
    Tests have demonstrated the innocence of this substance.
  4. (obsolete) Imbecility; mental deficiency.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Harmlosigkeit
  • Portuguese: inocência
  • Russian: неви́нность

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