- adj. 无辜的；无罪的；无知的
- n. 天真的人；笨蛋
- n. (Innocent)人名；(英、西)因诺森特；(法)伊诺桑
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- innocent:  Someone who is innocent is literally ‘harmless’. The word comes, partly via Old French, from Latin innocēns, an adjective formed with the negative prefix in- from the present participle of nocēre ‘harm’ (source of English nuisance) – hence, ‘not harming’. The slight semantic shift from ‘not harming’ to ‘blameless, guiltless’ took place in Latin.
- innocent (adj.)
- mid-14c., "doing no evil, free from sin or guilt," from Old French inocent "harmless; not guilty; pure" (11c.), from Latin innocentem (nominative innocens) "not guilty, harmless, blameless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + nocentem (nominative nocens), present participle of nocere "to harm" (see noxious). Meaning "free from guilt of a specific crime or charge" is from late 14c. The earliest use was as a noun, "person who is innocent of sin or evil" (c. 1200). The Holy Innocents (early 14c.) were the young children slain by Herod after the birth of Jesus (Matt. ii:16).
- 1. He was innocent and the victim of a frame-up.
- 2. Under all the innocent fun, there are hidden dangers, especially for children.
- 3. Both groups on either side are just picking off innocent bystanders.
- 4. He's curiously innocent about what this means to other people.
- 5. I was overwhelmed with longing for those innocent days of early childhood.
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