1 not guilty
VERBS be, plead He pleaded innocent to the charges. | believe sb, presume sb I had always believed her innocent. The accused person should always be presumed innocent until proved guilty. | declare sb, find sb, prove sb The court found her innocent of the crime.
ADV. completely, entirely, totally, wholly
PREP. of I am totally innocent of this crime.
2 not intended/intending to cause harm
VERBS be, look, play, seem, sound Stop playing innocent and answer my questions, please.
ADV. very | all, altogether, perfectly She tried to sound all innocent as she asked the question. The circumstance could be altogether innocent, but suspicions have been raised. | relatively | apparently, seemingly
3 with no experience of the world
VERBS be, seem She was sixteen and sweetly innocent.
ADV. remarkably, very | sweetly | strangely the strangely innocent world of her childhood | sexually