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Innocence - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] the quality of innocent naivete
[n] a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense; "the trial established his innocence"
[n] the state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

Synonyms

artlessness - (3 syllables), ingenuousness - (5 syllables), naturalness - (4 syllables), purity - (3 syllables), sinlessness - (3 syllables)

Antonyms

guilt, guiltiness

Misc. Definitions

\In"no*cence\, n. [F. innocence, L. innocentia. See {Innocent}.]
1. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness.
2. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness. The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails. --Shak. Banished from man's life his happiest life, Simplicity and spotless innocence! --Milton.
3. The state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown.
4. Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness. --Chaucer. Shak. Syn: Harmlessness; innocuousness; blamelessness; purity; sinlessness; guiltlessness.

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