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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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