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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.
But the innocent dead could not be restored to life and the hill where they were executed will always remind people of the saddest and most humiliating passage in our history."
Cornelius received this innocent confidence with a smile; he felt as if a ray of good fortune were shining on his path.
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.
To mingle our careless talk with the song of the birds among the dewy leaves, to smile at each other as we gazed on the sky, to turn our steps slowly homewards at the sound of the bell that always rings too soon, to admire together some little detail in the landscape, to watch the fitful movements of an insect, to look closely at a gleaming demoiselle fly--the delicate creature that resembles an innocent and loving girl; in such ways as these are not one's thoughts drawn daily a little higher?
But I trust that, in the worst case, we may obtain a pardon for the sake of the innocent who are involved."
Suspicious circumstances swarmed upon my slow perception: how innocent I had been!
If there is not evidence enough, on the one hand, to justify them in finding a prisoner guilty, and not evidence enough, on the other hand, to thoroughly convince them that a prisoner is innocent, they extricate themselves from the difficulty by finding a verdict of Not Proven."