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benign

 [be-nīn´]
not recurrent; favorable for recovery with appropriate treatment. The opposite of malignant.

in·no·cent

(in'ō-sent),
1. Not apparently harmful.
2. Free from legal or moral wrong.
[L. innocens (-ent-), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure]

in·no·cent

(in'ŏ-sĕnt)
1. Not apparently harmful.
2. Free from moral wrong.
[L. innocens (-ent-), fr. in, neg., + noceo, to injure]

innocent

INNOCUOUS, non-malignant, BENIGN.
References in classic literature ?
But don't try to make out I'm too innocent to eat a fat piglet if I could do it and not be found out.
And all the people cheered and clapped their hands, rejoicing that the prisoner had escaped death and been proved to be innocent.
If I was not innocent of this crime, I couldn't look at you and keep my secret to myself under the condescension of the present visit.
But I don't see how an innocent man is to make up his mind to this kind of thing without knocking his head against the walls unless he takes it in that point of view.
We're all three innocent, and that seems to be what's wanted.
"My child, I am innocent, and I shall await my trial with tranquillity and an easy mind."
Yet, though love manifests itself in such different ways that no pair of lovers since the world began is like any other pair before or since, they all express themselves after the same fashion, and the same words are on the lips of every girl, even of the most innocent, convent-bred maiden--the only difference lies in the degree of imaginative charm in their ideas.
"I beg your pardon, sir, I mean it's stuff and nonsense for the innocent to care about her being hanged.
"Yes; you are very innocent!" she began at last, so softly that I could scarcely hear.
and not quite satisfied that my husband was innocent? Is that what the Scotch Verdict means?"
But as we cannot possibly divine what complection our reader may be of, and as it will be some time before he will hear any more of Jenny, we think proper to give him a very early intimation, that Mr Allworthy was, and will hereafter appear to be, absolutely innocent of any criminal intention whatever.
They shuddered to hear that a frenzy, which led to the death of many innocent persons, had originated in the wicked arts of a few children.