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 for innocent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Innocent \In"no*cent\, a. [F. innocent, L. innocens, -entis;
     pref. in- not + nocens, p. pr. of nocere to harm, hurt. See
     1. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious;
        innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.
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              The spear
              Sung innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope.
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     2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin;
        pure; upright.
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              To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. --Shak.
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              I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
              blood.                                --Matt. xxvii.
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              The aidless, innocent lady, his wished prey.
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     3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as,
        a man is innocent of the crime charged.
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              Innocent from the great transgression. --Ps. xix.
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     4. Simple; artless; foolish. --Shak.
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     5. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade.
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     6. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent
        goods carried to a belligerent nation.
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     Innocent party (Law),a party who has not notice of a fact
        tainting a litigated transaction with illegality.
     Syn: Harmless; innoxious; innoffensive; guiltless; spotless;
          immaculate; pure; unblamable; blameless; faultless;
          guileless; upright.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Innocent \In"no*cent\, n.
     1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with,
        guilt or sin. --Shak.
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     2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an
        idiot. --B. Jonson.
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              In Scotland a natural fool was called an innocent.
                                                    --Sir W.
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     Innocents' day (Eccl.), Childermas day.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the
             principle that one is innocent until proved guilty" [syn:
             innocent, guiltless, clean-handed] [ant: guilty]
      2: lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank"
         [syn: innocent, innocuous]
      3: free from sin [syn: impeccant, innocent, sinless]
      4: lacking in sophistication or worldliness; "a child's innocent
         stare"; "his ingenuous explanation that he would not have
         burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it"
         [syn: innocent, ingenuous]
      5: not knowledgeable about something specified; "American
         tourists wholly innocent of French"; "a person unacquainted
         with our customs" [syn: innocent(p), unacquainted(p)]
      6: completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight";
         "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of
         literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning" [syn:
         barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent]
      7: (used of things) lacking sense or awareness; "fine innocent
      n 1: a person who lacks knowledge of evil [syn: innocent,
           inexperienced person]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  252 Moby Thesaurus words for "innocent":
     above suspicion, angel, angelic, artless, awkward, babe, bairn,
     beginner, benign, blameless, blankminded, blotless, bluff, blunt,
     boob, born yesterday, budding, callow, candid, chaste, cherub,
     child, child of nature, childlike, chit, chump, cinch, clean,
     cleanly, clear, confiding, credulous, credulous person, cull,
     darling, dependent, depending, destitute, dewy, direct, dove,
     dovelike, dumb, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, empty,
     empty-headed, exemplary, fall guy, faultless, fish, fool, frank,
     gauche, gobe-mouches, green, greener, greenhorn, greeny, groping,
     growing, gudgeon, guileless, guiltless, gull, gullible, harmless,
     hick, honest, ignorant, immaculate, immature, impubic,
     in the clear, inane, incorrupt, inculpable, inexperienced, infant,
     ingenu, ingenue, ingenuous, innocuous, inoffensive, intact,
     irreproachable, juicy, kid, kitten, know-nothing, lamb, lambkin,
     lamblike, leadpipe cinch, legal, legitimate, licit, little bugger,
     little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad,
     little tot, lout, mere child, minor, mite, monkey, naive, nescient,
     new-fledged, newborn babe, newcomer, nipper, noble savage,
     nonmalignant, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvirulent, not guilty,
     novice, oaf, offenseless, offspring, open, openhearted, outspoken,
     patsy, peewee, pigeon, plain, plaything, prelapsarian, pristine,
     prize sap, pure, pure in heart, purehearted, pushover, raw,
     reliant, relying, reproachless, righteous, ripening, rube, safe,
     sans reproche, sap, saphead, sappy, schlemiel, sexually innocent,
     shaver, simple, simple soul, simplehearted, simpleminded, sincere,
     single-hearted, single-minded, sinless, sitting duck, snowy,
     spotless, stainless, stooge, strange to, sucker, tad, taintless,
     tender, tentative, tot, toy, trustful, trusting, trusting soul,
     trusty, unacquainted, unadult, unaffected, unapprized,
     unartificial, unblamable, unblemished, unblotted, uncomprehending,
     unconversant, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undamaging, undefiled,
     underage, undeveloped, unenlightened, unfallen, unfamiliar,
     unfledged, unformed, unguarded, unhurtful, unilluminated,
     unimpeachable, uninformed, uninitiated, uninjurious, unintelligent,
     unknowing, unlapsed, unlicked, unmellowed, unobjectionable,
     unobnoxious, unoffending, unpolluted, unposted, unreserved, unripe,
     unschooled, unseasoned, unsoiled, unsophisticate, unsophisticated,
     unspotted, unstained, unstudied, unsullied, unsure, unsuspecting,
     unsuspicious, untainted, untarnished, untouched by evil, unversed,
     unwary, unworldly, vacuous, vernal, victim, virginal, virtuous,
     void, wee tot, well-intentioned, white, with clean hands,
     without reproach, without suspicion, yokel

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