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Not harmful or offensive:‘it was an innocuous question’
inoffensive, unobjectionable, unexceptionable, unoffending, harmless, mild, peaceful, gentle, tame, insipidharmless, safe, non-dangerous, non-poisonous, non-toxic, non-irritant, non-injurious, innocentView synonyms
- ‘This may sound innocuous, but it is an important development and it could be key to dealing with doping in the future.’
- ‘This weighty political analysis lurks behind a more innocuous form.’
- ‘Valentine Day email messages may not be as innocuous as they appear to be.’
- ‘Similarly, is it possible to develop or tweak software so that innocuous sites aren't blocked?’
- ‘When this picture was taken it couldn't have seemed more innocuous.’
- ‘At least one good thing I can say about this film is that it is fairly innocuous and gentle.’
- ‘Lurking within that innocuous title is the sense of an artform in crisis.’
- ‘In that innocuous sentence is some essence of this great city, this great cruel city.’
- ‘It is also true that some of the incriminating statements quoted in it are fairly innocuous.’
- ‘If this is about engineering reality, the goal seems innocuous enough.’
- ‘The sites in the photos have been inspected and found to be innocuous.’
- ‘Honestly you would think that this would be quite an innocuous activity.’
- ‘The editorial barely touches on this and simply goes on about how innocuous the Project was.’
- ‘There are a number of issues here from what at the outset appears a pretty innocuous question.’
- ‘Even the most innocuous of subjects would contain a hidden meaning.’
- ‘The question is why an innocuous Hollywood film should provoke such a reaction.’
- ‘He seemed oblivious to the reception this innocuous comment was about to receive.’
- ‘The scheme itself is, as Larry points out, pretty innocuous in isolation, just like bar codes.’
- ‘The plastic foam box was covered in cloth to disguise it as an innocuous package.’
- ‘I loved that as a line, because it's so innocuous, and it has more relevance as the movie goes on.’
Late 16th century: from Latin innocuus, from in- not + nocuus injurious (see nocuous).
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