Innocent vs Foolish - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between innocent and foolish
is that innocent
is free from guilt, sin, or immorality while foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun innocent
is those who are innocent; young children.
Free from guilt, sin, or immorality.
* 1606 , , IV. iii. 16:
Bearing no legal responsibility for a wrongful act.
* 1600 , , V. ii. 37:
- to offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb
(obsolete) Not harmful; innocuous; harmless.
- I can find out no rhyme to / 'lady' but 'baby' – an innocent rhyme;
* Alexander Pope
- an innocent medicine or remedy
Having no knowledge (of something).
- The spear / Sung innocent , and spent its force in air.
Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture.
- an innocent trade
- 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
Those who are innocent; young children.
- The slaughter of the innocents was a significant event in the New Testament.
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .