- innocuous (adj.)
- 1590s, from Latin innocuus "harmless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + nocuus "hurtful," from root of nocere "to injure, harm," from *nok-s-, suffixed form of PIE root *nek- (1) "death" (see necro-). Related: Innocuously; innocuousness.
- 1. It seemed a perfectly innocuous remark.
- 2. The question appeared innocuous enough, but I still did not trust her.
- 这个问题看来没什么恶意, 可我仍然不相信她.
- 3. The liquid looked fairly innocuous.
- 4. Even innocuous substances can sometimes register a positive result in a drug test.
- 5. Both mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact deadly.
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