Answer: adj. harmless
Word Origin late 16th century: from Latin innocuus from in- 'not' + nocuus 'injurious' (see nocuous).
Scrabble Points: 11
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Innocuous has harmful roots – it comes to us from the Latin adjective innocuus which was formed by combining the negative prefix in- with a form of the verb nocēre meaning "to harm" or "to hurt." In addition nocēre is related to the truly "harmful" words noxious nocent and even nocuous.
8 synonyms of innocuous from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus plus 22 related words definitions and antonyms. Find another word for innocuous . Innocuous : not causing or being capable of causing injury or hurt.
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Innocuous definition not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy. See more.
Define innocuous . innocuous synonyms innocuous pronunciation innocuous translation English dictionary definition of innocuous . adj. 1. Having no adverse effect;...