Definition of innocently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnəsntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnəsntli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows little experience of the world, especially of sexual matters, or of evil or unpleasant things The tale is innocently romantic.
  2. 2in a way that is not intended to cause harm or upset somebody synonym harmlessly (1) The dispute had begun innocently enough.
  3. 3while pretending to know less about something than you do ‘Oh, Sue went too, did she?’ I asked innocently.