VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

IV. MORAL AFFECTIONS

3. Moral conditions

Innocence.

[Antonyms: guilt.]

[Nouns] innocence; guiltlessness; incorruption, impeccability.

clean hands, clear conscience, mens sibi conscia recti [Vergil].

innocent, lamb, dove.

[Verbs] be innocent; nil conscire sibi nulla pallescere culpa [Horace].

acquit [more]; exculpate (vindicate) [more].

[Adjectives] innocent, not guilty; unguilty; guiltless, faultless, sinless, stainless, bloodless, spotless; clear, immaculate; rectus in curia; unspotted, unblemished, unerring; undefiled [more]; unhardened, Saturnian; Arcadian (artless) [more].

inculpable, unculpable; unblamed, unblamable; blameless, unfallen, inerrable, above suspicion; irreproachable, irreprovable, irreprehensible; unexceptionable, unobjectionable, unimpeachable; salvable; venial [more].

harmless; inoffensive, innoxious, innocuous; dove-like, lamb-like; pure, harmless as doves; innocent as a lamb, innocent as the babe unborn; "more sinned against than sinning" [Lear].

virtuous [more]; unreproved, unimpeached, unreproached.

[Adverbs] innocently; with clean hands; with a clear conscience, with a safe conscience.

[Phrases] murus aeneus conscientia sana [Horace].

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