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English noun: innocence

1. innocence (attribute) the quality of innocent naivete


Synonymsartlessness, ingenuousness, naturalness


Broader (hypernym)naiveness, naivete, naivety


Narrower (hyponym)innocency

2. innocence (state) the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil


Synonymspureness, purity, sinlessness, whiteness


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)cleanness

3. innocence (state) a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense


SamplesThe trial established his innocence.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)blamelessness, clear, guiltlessness, inculpability, inculpableness


Antonymsguilt, guiltiness









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