WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
in•noc•u•ous /ɪˈnɑkyuəs/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. not harmful;
    harmless:innocuous home medicine.
  2. not likely to irritate; inoffensive:just an innocuous remark about the weather.
in•noc•u•ous•ly, adv. 
in•noc•u•ous•ness, n. [uncountable]See -noc-, -nox-.


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innocuous /ɪˈnɒkjʊəs/ adj
  1. having little or no adverse or harmful effect; harmless
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin innocuus harmless, from in-1 + nocēre to harm

inˈnocuously adv inˈnocuousness, innocuity /ˌɪnəˈkjuːɪtɪ/ n




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