from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Innocent; guiltless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having clean hands.
  • Figuratively, free from moral taint or suspicion; guiltless of wrong-doing: now used mostly of fidelity to pecuniary trusts: as, he came out of the transaction clean-handed.

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  • adjective innocent
  • adjective candid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective free from evil or guilt


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