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INNOCUOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does innocuous mean? 

INNOCUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective INNOCUOUS has 4 senses:

1. not injurious to physical or mental health
2. unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
3. not causing disapproval
4. lacking intent or capacity to injure

  Familiarity information: INNOCUOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INNOCUOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not injurious to physical or mental health

Synonyms:

innocuous; harmless

Similar:

innoxious (having no adverse effect)

inoffensive; uncontroversial (not offensive)

insipid (lacking significance or impact)

Also:

harmless (not causing or capable of causing harm)

Antonym:

noxious (injurious to physical or mental health)


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Meaning:

Unlikely to harm or disturb anyone

Synonyms:

innocuous; harmless

Context example:

harmless old man

Similar:

safe (free from danger or the risk of harm)


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Meaning:

Not causing disapproval

Synonyms:

unobjectionable; innocuous

Context examples:

it was an innocuous remark / confined himself to innocuous generalities / unobjectionable behavior

Similar:

inoffensive (giving no offense)


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Meaning:

Lacking intent or capacity to injure

Synonyms:

innocent; innocuous

Context example:

an innocent prank

Similar:

harmless (not causing or capable of causing harm)


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