devoid

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adjective de·void \di-ˈvȯid\

Definition of devoid

  1. :  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

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 void


First Known Use: 15th century



DEVOID Defined for Kids

devoid

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adjective de·void \di-ˈvȯid\

Definition of devoid for Students

  1. :  completely without The room was devoid of decoration.



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