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If you say that someone does or says something innocently, you mean that they are pretending not to know something about a situation.      adv   ADV with v  
I caught Chrissie's eye, but she only smiled back at me innocently...     
    innocent  
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innocent     ( innocents    plural  )
1       adj   If someone is innocent, they did not commit a crime which they have been accused of.  
oft ADJ of n     (Antonym: guilty)    He was sure that the man was innocent of any crime..., The police knew from day one that I was innocent.     
2       adj   If someone is innocent, they have no experience or knowledge of the more complex or unpleasant aspects of life.   (=naive)  
They seemed so young and innocent...     
      An innocent is someone who is innocent., n-count  
Ian was a hopeless innocent where women were concerned.     
   innocently             adv   usu ADV with v  
The baby gurgled innocently on the bed.     
3       adj   Innocent people are those who are not involved in a crime or conflict, but are injured or killed as a result of it.  
usu ADJ n  
All those wounded were innocent victims...     
4       adj   An innocent question, remark, or comment is not intended to offend or upset people, even if it does so.   (=harmless)  
It was a perfectly innocent question.     


innocently            
If you say that someone does or says something innocently   , you mean that they are pretending not to know something about a situation.          adv   ADV with v  
I caught Chrissie's eye, but she only smiled back at me innocently...     
    innocent  

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