Uncorrupted by evil, malice, or wrongdoing; sinless: an innocent child. Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless: was innocent of all charges. Within, allowed by, or sanctioned by the law; lawful. Not dangerous or harmful; innocuous: an innocent prank. Candid; straightforward: a child's innocent stare. Not experienced or worldly; naive. Betraying or suggesting no deception or guile; artless. Not exposed to or familiar with something specified; ignorant: American tourists wholly innocent of French. Unaware: She remained innocent of the complications she had caused. Lacking, deprived, or devoid of something: a novel innocent of literary merit. A person, especially a child, who is free of evil or sin. A simple, guileless, inexperienced, or unsophisticated person. A very young child.