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INNOCENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does innocence mean? 

INNOCENCE (noun)
  The noun INNOCENCE has 3 senses:

1. the quality of innocent naivete
2. the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
3. a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense

  Familiarity information: INNOCENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INNOCENCE (noun)


Sense 1innocence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of innocent naivete

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

artlessness; ingenuousness; innocence; naturalness

Hypernyms ("innocence" is a kind of...):

naiveness; naivete; naivety (lack of sophistication or worldliness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "innocence"):

innocency (an innocent quality or thing or act)


Sense 2innocence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

sinlessness; purity; pureness; innocence; whiteness

Hypernyms ("innocence" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "innocence"):

cleanness (without moral defects)


Sense 3innocence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the trial established his innocence

Hypernyms ("innocence" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "innocence"):

blamelessness; guiltlessness; inculpability; inculpableness (a state of innocence)

clear (the state of being free of suspicion)

Antonym:

guilt (the state of having committed an offense)


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