AskDefine | Define innocuous

Dictionary Definition

innocuous adj
1 not injurious to physical or mental health [syn: harmless] [ant: noxious]
2 unlikely to harm or disturb anyone; "harmless old man" [syn: harmless]
3 not causing disapproval; "it was an innocuous remark"; "confined himself to innocuous generalities"; "unobjectionable behavior" [syn: unobjectionable]
4 lacking intent or capacity to injure; "an innocent prank" [syn: innocent]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK) /ɪˈnɒkjuəs/, /I"nQkju@s/
  • (US) /ɪˈnɑːkjuəs/, /I"nA:kju@s/
  • Hyphenation: in·noc·u·ous


  1. Harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent.
  2. Inoffensive; unprovocative; not exceptional.



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