devoid

adjective de·void \ di-ˈvȯid \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

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 in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of devoid

Middle English, past participle of devoiden to dispel, from Anglo-French *desvoider, from des- dis- + voider to empty — more at 3void



DEVOID Defined for Kids

devoid

adjective de·void \ di-ˈvȯid \

Definition of devoid for Students

: completely without
  • The room was devoid of decoration.


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