Definition of 'innocuous'
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It seemed pretty innocuous at first, so I carried on playing. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Passing a note under the glass also looks innocuous on a security camera. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This seemingly innocuous phrase was actually a veiled threat. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)This might seem innocuous until you grasp precisely what has happened here. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So seemingly innocuous terms can make a huge difference. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The triggering infection may have seemed innocuous at the time. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)The most destructive temptation for a leader is one that seems innocuous. Christianity Today (2000)She would play a shot that seemed innocuous. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At first sight this patriotism seems innocuous. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Such a broad range may seem innocuous, but it blurs the lines between supposition and fact. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Too often, seemingly small and innocuous investments are the first step in a chain of economically dependent investments. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Yet as innocuous as they seem, the treadmill is the most dangerous item to use at the gym. Times, Sunday Times (2015)East had discarded a seemingly innocuous heart, but this had left him with just the nine and declarer had capitalised. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It all sounds fairly innocuous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At first it looks innocuous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)THE old woman's movements seemed innocuous at first. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To have all that dragged up for something relatively innocuous - that's tough. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But discovering that little innocuous red bump on my foot made me feel, well, normal again. The Sun (2014)OK A seemingly innocuous if slightly sanctimonious passage is in fact important and welcome. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'innocuous'
British English: innocuous ADJECTIVE
Something that is innocuous is not at all harmful or offensive.
Both mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact deadly.
Definition of innocuous from the Collins English Dictionary
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