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Nocent \No"cent\ (n[=o]"sent), a. [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.]


Nocent \No"cent\, n. A criminal. [Obs.]
--Sir T. Browne.


a. 1 (context rare English) cause injury; harmful. 2 (context obsolete English) guilty; not innocent


adj. having a tendency to cause harm

Usage examples of "nocent".

I was a hardened wretch for allowing an innocent man to suffer for the crime of which I was guilty but what man would have given himself up under such circumstances, knowing as I did that I should certainly be hanged?

And she came closer to believing she was as in nocent as she believed.

And despite her widowed status, there was something very innocent about her, almost naive.