Could I ask for some examples (sentences) with innocuous to distinguish it from harmless?
I have found two examples so far but itís not enough:
- Some mushrooms look innocuous but are in fact poisonous.
- An innocuous home remedy.
This drug was at first mistakenly thought to be innocuous.
Used with adjective complement
- seem: These visits may seem quite innocuous, or may involve a sense of adventure or excitement.
- appear: So far, they have all appeared fully innocuous.
- look: I disagree with with Nick here, the 1st foul looked innocuous, the second barely worth a booking.
- sound: One tiny percent sounds so innocuous, whereas £ 8 billion is a colossal sum.
- render: SpeedFerries will in addition have an absolute discretion to jettison, land, destroy or render innocuous any such goods as described above.
- prove: It was likely that scrapie in cattle would prove similarly innocuous.
Modifying Another Word
- seemingly: At any moment, a seemingly innocuous decision can explode in their faces.
- apparently: Note the apparently innocuous use of " popular scientists " .
- fairly: On the second match point against him, the demoralized American fired a forehand long from a fairly innocuous blocked service return from Murray.
- relatively: Why did I react the way I did to a relatively innocuous creature?
- perfectly: Offensive material may get through and some perfectly innocuous sites may be blocked.
- pretty: Check out the following photo ( you can click it for a bigger version ): Seems pretty innocuous, doesn't it?
- The above given in a dictionary [your dictionary.com]
Last edited by moniza; 26-Nov-2008 at 13:39.