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Webster 1913 Edition


Nocent

No′cent

(nō′sent)
,
Adj.
[L.
nocens
, p. pr. of
nocere
to hurt. See
Nuisance
,
Noxious
.]
1.
Doing hurt, or having a tendency to hurt; hurtful; mischievous; noxious;
as,
nocent
qualities
.
I. Watts.
2.
Guilty; – the opposite of
innocent
.
[Obs.]
Foxe.

No′cent

,
Noun.
A criminal.
[Obs.]
Sir T. Browne.

Webster 1828 Edition


Nocent

NO'CENT

,
Adj.
[L. to hurt, from striking.] Hurtful; mischievous; injurious; doing hurt; as nocent qualities.

Definition 2022


nocent

nocent

English

Adjective

nocent (comparative more nocent, superlative most nocent)

  1. (rare) Causing injury; harmful.
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  2. (obsolete) guilty; not innocent
    'He is not innocent, whom the kinge iudgeth nocent' (Edwards, Damon and Pythias, 1571)
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Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:harmful

Antonyms


Latin

Verb

nocent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of noceō