nocent
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin nocent-, nocens, from present participle of nocēre to harm, hurt — more at noxious Date: 15th century harmful

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  • Nocent — No cent (n[=o] sent), a. [L. nocens, p. pr. of nocere to hurt. See {Nuisance}, {Noxious}.] 1. Doing hurt, or having a tendency to hurt; hurtful; mischievous; noxious; as, nocent qualities. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Guilty; the opposite of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nocent — No cent, n. A criminal. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nocent — index harmful, lethal, noxious, pernicious, pestilent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nocent — [nō′sənt] adj. [LME < L nocens, prp. of nocere, to harm: see NECRO ] Now Rare 1. causing harm or injury; hurtful 2. guilty or criminal …   English World dictionary

  • nocent — /noh seuhnt/, adj. 1. harmful; injurious. 2. Archaic. guilty. [1400 50; late ME < L nocent , s. of nocens, prp. of nocere to do harm; see ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • nocent — /nowsant/ From Latin nocere, guilty. The nocent person …   Black's law dictionary

  • nocent — /nowsant/ From Latin nocere, guilty. The nocent person …   Black's law dictionary

  • nocent — adjective Causing injury; harmful. Ant: innocent …   Wiktionary

  • nocent — adj harmful, hurtful, nocuous, noxious, noisome; injurious, pernicious, baneful, deleterious, baleful, menacing. See nocuous …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nocent — no·cent …   English syllables

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