Innocuous In*noc"u*ous, a. [L. innocuus; in- not + nocuus hurtful, fr. nocere to hurt. See {Innocent}.] Harmless; producing no ill effect. [1913 Webster]

A patient, innocuous, innocent man. --Burton. -- {In*noc"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {In*noc"u*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Where the salt sea innocuously breaks. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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  • innocuousness — innocuous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not harmful or offensive. DERIVATIVES innocuously adverb innocuousness noun. ORIGIN Latin innocuus, from in not + nocere to hurt …   English terms dictionary

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  • innocuousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being insipid: blandness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, vapidity, vapidness, washiness, wateriness. Informal: wishy washiness. See EXCITE, TASTE …   English dictionary for students

  • innocuousness — n. harmlessness; lack of offensiveness; insipidity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • innocuousness — in·noc·u·ous·ness …   English syllables

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  • Innocence — In no*cence, n. [F. innocence, L. innocentia. See {Innocent}.] 1. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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