: not guilty of a crime or other wrong act
: not deserving to be harmed
Full Definition of INNOCENT
b : harmless in effect or intention <searching for a hidden motive in even the most innocent conversation — Leonard Wibberley>; also : candid <gave me an innocent gaze>
c : free from legal guilt or fault; also : lawful <a wholly innocent transaction>
Examples of INNOCENT
- He says that he is innocent of the crime.
- She was found innocent of all charges.
- A person accused of a crime is considered innocent until proven guilty.
- Someone told your secret, but it wasn’t me. I’m innocent.
Origin of INNOCENT
biographical name \ˈi-nə-sənt\
Definition of INNOCENT
adjective \ˈin-ə-sənt\ (Medical Dictionary)