innocuously


adjective

  1. not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy.
  2. not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
  3. not interesting, stimulating, or significant; pallid; insipid: an innocuous novel.

adjective

  1. having little or no adverse or harmful effect; harmless
adj.

1590s, from Latin innocuus “harmless,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + nocuus “hurtful,” from root of nocere “to injure, harm,” from *nok-s-, suffixed form of PIE root *nek- “death” (see necro-). Related: Innocuously; innocuousness.

adj.

  1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.

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