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devoid

adjective de·void \di-ˈvid\

Definition of DEVOID

:  being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment —used with of <an argument devoid of sense> <a landscape devoid of life>

Examples of DEVOID

  1. <the so-called comedy is totally devoid of intelligence, originality, and even laughs>
  2. <the picnic jug was completely devoid of juice after only a few minutes>

Origin of DEVOID

Middle English, past participle of devoiden to dispel, from Anglo-French *desvoider, from des- dis- + voider to empty — more at void
First Known Use: 15th century

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