de·​void | \ di-ˈvȯid How to pronounce devoid (audio) \

Definition of devoid

: being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment used with of an argument devoid of sensea landscape devoid of life

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Examples of devoid in a Sentence

the so-called comedy is totally devoid of intelligence, originality, and even laughs the picnic jug was completely devoid of juice after only a few minutes
Recent Examples on the Web In many buildings, the clanking of steam radiators often distract students from their studies, learning spaces are devoid of natural sunlight and fresh air, and water fountains lack potable water. Globe Staff,, 12 May 2022 As scientists discovering new species and the recovery of a coral reef show us, serious research need not be devoid of fun. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2022 The trial itself hasn’t been devoid of entertainment value. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 Each gummy contains 25 milligrams of broad spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, which is devoid of THC. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2022 Robert Schwartz, president and CEO of Anterix, a company that provides private LTE networks for electric grid modernization, is devoid of managerial eccentricities. Llewellyn King, Forbes, 1 May 2022 That doesn't necessarily mean marijuana is devoid of health benefits, though. NBC News, 30 Apr. 2022 The stage is devoid of scenery, with the rear wall of the theater exposed. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr. 2022 No, Clinton himself doesn’t make an appearance, and the film as a whole is devoid of political cameos beyond the likes of television personalities such as Geraldo Rivera and Larry King. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of devoid

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for devoid

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

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“Devoid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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de·​void | \ di-ˈvȯid How to pronounce devoid (audio) \

Kids Definition of devoid

: completely without The room was devoid of decoration.

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