Innocence is that the lack of knowledge - very childlike

Ignorance is that the lack of capacity to take in knowledge - whether intentional or not

Innocence isn't knowing about some mature topic, usually with a negative or inappropriate connotation. The innocent admit to the current lack of information, and that they typically either invite the knowledge or don't have any problem staying in their bubble of innocence. they are doing not pretend they understand and don't argue whatever point they want without any prior knowledge. they are doing not take their innocence and harm others with it.

Ignorance isn't knowing about some mature topic so proceeding to speak on or argue over that topic. The ignorant refuse to admit their lack of information. They instead pretend that they need to do the thinking and research on the subject and that they attack people who even have. They act as if there could never be an opinion besides theirs, and that they refuse to simply accept facts that contradict their own opinion.





The condition of being uninformed or uneducated. Lack of knowledge or information.

Derived terms

* ignorant * willful ignorance * ignorance is bliss


* unawareness * blindness



Absence of responsibility for a crime.

Lack of understanding about sensitive subjects such as sexuality and crime.

Lack of ability or intention to harm or damage.


* (absence of responsibility for a crime) guilt * (absence of ability to harm) harmfulness


* (lack of sensitive subjects) naivety * (absence of ability to harm) harmlessness * (freedom from guilt) unguilt, unguiltness

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