How do you define innocence?

I would define an innocent person as a person who does not know and is not familiar with evil

7 Answers

  • 8 months ago
    Best Answer

    That would not be my definition as innocence is nothing to do with evil. Innocence is a lack of knowledge or insight about something. Some might consider it is an uncorrupted state but, of course, there are many kinds of corruption. What one considers common sense and entirely rational another may consider corruption.

    We might see innocence as an attractive trait in a child, bringing out our protective instincts, but an undesirable trait in an adult who needs to understand the ways of the world.

    There are some things about which I believe it is better to remain innocent but I will not mention them here because that may spoil someone else's innocence about those things.

  • Bob L
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Innocense is found in those that have not reached the age of reason.

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Innocence is the acknowledgment of negative with the active drive to avoid such. If one does not 'know' evil then they are not actually innocent for they can produce negativity in such ignorance which does not absolve one of their responsibility for such.

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    There are several definitions of the word, including the one you mentioned.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I wouldn't, because the dictionary/Google already did so for me.


    the state, quality, or fact of being innocent of a crime or offense.

    "they must prove their innocence"

    synonyms: guiltlessness, blamelessness, freedom from guilt, freedom from blame, irreproachability, clean hands

    "the accused protested his innocence"

    lack of guile or corruption; purity.

    "the healthy bloom in her cheeks gave her an aura of innocence"

    synonyms: harmlessness, innocuousness, lack of malice, inoffensiveness

    "they questioned the innocence of our motives"

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I'll slap the bytch silly if I ever find her. I'd bet she's fat.

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