innocence


innocence
noun
1 being not guilty of a crime, etc.
ADJECTIVE
total
VERB + INNOCENCE
declare, proclaim, profess

The prisoners passionately proclaimed their innocence in front of the jury.

claim, plead

She claimed total innocence of all charges.

maintain

He has maintained his innocence throughout the trial.

protest

Hayes has protested his innocence throughout the case.

demonstrate, establish, prove
be convinced of

She was convinced of her son's innocence.

PHRASES
in all innocence

I asked her the question in all innocence. I didn't know it was going to upset her.

the presumption of innocence (law)
2 lack of knowledge/experience
ADJECTIVE
childish, childlike, wide-eyed, youthful
childhood
lost
complete, pure
sweet
injured

She replied to her father's accusations in tones of injured innocence.

apparent
false, feigned, mock
VERB + INNOCENCE
lose

He had lost the innocence of childhood.

retain
take advantage of

She had taken advantage of his innocence.

feign
PREPOSITION
in your innocence

In her innocence, she had allowed the man into her house.

with … innocence

He grinned with apparent innocence.

innocence about

There is an innocence about the story.

PHRASES
an air of innocence

There was a touching air of innocence about the boy.

a look of innocence, the picture of innocence

‘You cheated!’ ‘I what?’ asked David, the picture of innocence (= pretending to look innocent).

a state of innocence

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