devoid

adjective
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 The next induction ceremony will not be devoid of player inductions, however. Susan Slusser, SFChronicle.com, "Barry Bonds remains far short of the Hall of Fame with one year of eligibility left," 26 Jan. 2021 Most walls were stripped down to the hooks that once held photographs, and offices were devoid of the clutter and trinkets that gave them life. Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump bids farewell to Washington, saying, ‘We will be back in some form’," 20 Jan. 2021 Most walls were stripped down to the hooks that once held photographs, and offices were devoid of the clutter and trinkets that gave them life. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Donald Trump leaves White House for last time: 'We accomplished a lot'," 20 Jan. 2021 This line of argument, while characteristically hyperbolic, isn't devoid of merit. Star Tribune, "Unrest helps foes only if U.S. fails to heal," 11 Jan. 2021 But the steak was completely devoid of seasoning and, to continue on with the theme, was knocked down by the lackluster cheese. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Broken Stone Pizza Co. in Boerne has worst cheese of the series," 25 Dec. 2020 To be fair, the session wasn’t completely devoid of useful information. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Jazz exec Dennis Lindsey says team is looking for somebody 'unique’ at No. 23 in NBA Draft," 13 Nov. 2020 Even before Wednesday’s mass arrests, Hong Kong’s legislature has been devoid of any opposition. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, "Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested in one of China’s biggest crackdowns," 5 Jan. 2021 Though these storms may be devoid of lightning and thunder, the Weather Service may issue severe thunderstorm warnings due to the potential for high winds, so folks should remain vigilant. Washington Post, "Christmas Eve storm threatens D.C. with gusty downpours before plunging temperatures," 23 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of devoid was in the 15th century

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“Devoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devoid. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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devoid

adjective
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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