Innocent vs Clueless - What's the difference?

innocent | clueless |

As adjectives the difference between innocent and clueless

is that innocent is free from guilt, sin, or immorality while clueless is lacking knowledge or understanding; uninformed.

As a noun innocent

is those who are innocent; young children.




(en adjective)
  • Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.
  • * 1606 , , IV. iii. 16:
  • to offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb
  • Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.
  • Naive; artless.
  • * 1600 , , V. ii. 37:
  • I can find out no rhyme to / 'lady' but 'baby' – an innocent rhyme;
  • (obsolete) Not harmful; innocuous; harmless.
  • an innocent medicine or remedy
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The spear / Sung innocent , and spent its force in air.
  • Having no knowledge (of something).
  • Lacking (something).
  • Lawful; permitted.
  • an innocent trade
  • Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture.
  • innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation


    * (free from blame or guilt) sackless * (free from sin) pure, untainted * See also


    * (bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act) guilty, nocent


    (en noun)
  • Those who are innocent; young children.
  • The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.




    (en adjective)
  • Lacking knowledge or understanding; uninformed.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also


    * clueful * informed

    Derived terms

    * cluelessly * cluelessness