If you say that someone does or says something innocently, you mean that they are pretending not to know something about a situation.
See also innocent

I tried to catch Chrissie's eye to find out what she was playing at, but she only smiled back at me innocently...

`Any chance you'd be heading out that way again, soon?' I asked innocently.

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  • Innocently — In no*cent*ly, adv. In an innocent manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • innocently — index unknowingly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • innocently — c.1400, from INNOCENT (Cf. innocent) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • innocently — adverb 1. in a not unlawful manner he claimed to have purchased the contraband innocently • Derived from adjective: ↑innocent 2. in a naively innocent manner she smiled at him innocently • Derived from adjective: ↑innocent …   Useful english dictionary

  • innocently — adv. Innocently is used with these verbs: ↑ask, ↑enquire, ↑reply, ↑shrug, ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • innocently — innocent ► ADJECTIVE 1) not guilty of a crime or offence. 2) free from moral wrong; not corrupted. 3) not intended to cause offence; harmless. 4) (innocent of) without experience or knowledge of. ► NOUN ▪ an innocent person …   English terms dictionary

  • innocently — adverb see innocent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • innocently — See innocent. * * * …   Universalium

  • innocently — adverb In an innocent manner …   Wiktionary

  • innocently — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. without guilt, with the best of intentions, ignorantly; see kindly 2 , politely …   English dictionary for students

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