Synonyms of innocence
1 naivetéDictionary • the sweet innocence of youth
gullibility • She must take part of the blame for her own gullibility.
2 blamelessness • He claims to have evidence which could prove his innocence.
righteousness • adopting a tone of moral righteousness
3 chastityDictionary • She can still evoke the innocence of 14-year-old Juliet.
chastity • I took a vow of chastity and celibacy when I became a priest.
virtue • His many attempts on her virtue were all unavailing.
purity • The American Female Reform Society promoted sexual purity.
modesty • There were shrieks as the girls tried to protect their modesty.
virginity • She lost her virginity when she was 20.
celibacy • priests who take a vow of celibacy for life
continence • The most widely used methods of contraception in those days were continence and coitus interruptus.
4 ignoranceDictionary • 'Maybe innocence is bliss,' he suggested.
oblivion • He drank himself into oblivion.
lack of knowledge
inexperience • the youth and inexperience of his staff
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celibacyCelibacy is the state of being celibate.
• priests who take a vow of celibacy for life
chastityChastity is the state of not having sex with anyone, or of only having sex with your husband or wife.
• I took a vow of chastity and celibacy when I became a priest.
• The most widely used methods of contraception in those days were continence and coitus interruptus.
Thesaurus for innocence from the Collins English Thesaurus
the quality or state of being innocent