One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the accused protested his innocence’
guiltlessness, blamelessness, freedom from guilt, freedom from blame, irreproachability, clean hands
2‘they questioned the innocence of our motives’
harmlessness, innocuousness, lack of malice, inoffensiveness
3‘the youthfulness and innocence of his bride’
virginity, chastity, chasteness, purity, lack of sin, sinlessness, impeccability, spotlessness
virtue, virtuousness, integrity, honour, righteousness, morality, decency, wholesomeness
4‘he had taken advantage of Isabel's innocence’
naivety, naiveness, ingenuousness, credulity, credulousness, trustfulness, inexperience, gullibility, simpleness, simplicity, unworldliness, lack of experience, lack of sophistication, guilelessness, greenness, childlikeness
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