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innocuous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Innocuous  \In*noc"u*ous\,  a.  [L.  innocuus;  in-  not  +  nocuus 
  hurtful,  fr  nocere  to  hurt.  See  {Innocent}.] 
  Harmless;  producing  no  ill  effect;  innocent. 
 
  A  patient,  innocuous,  innocent  man.  --Burton. 
  --  {In*noc"u*ous*ly},  adv  --  {In*noc"u*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  Where  the  salt  sea  innocuously  breaks.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 




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