devoid of


: not having (something usual or expected) : completely without (something)
He is devoid of (any) ambition.
The landscape seems to be completely devoid of life.

Examples of devoid of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The postcards are shaped like little windows, glimpses into someone’s life, devoid of context. Hazlitt, 3 Apr. 2024 Seductive superyacht concepts on social media promise a life in which families waft unbounded through fluid, open-plan, indoor-outdoor spaces devoid of clutter and supporting walls. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2024 The dancers perform on stage devoid of props, except for a few folding chairs that borrow from the costumes’ color palette—something that Mizrahi’s responsible for almost by accident. Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 On its face, the reëlection of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s President seems a superfluous oddity, a ritual devoid of substance. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2024 The Big Ten offers the best of both worlds for basketball coaches, providing resources and security during a period of industry upheaval while devoid of blue bloods at the competitive center. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024 Poitier himself grew frustrated that he was so often cast as a paragon of virtue, devoid of human foibles or desires. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Mar. 2024 The bottom line is that technology devoid of human wisdom risks harm. Gillian Oakenfull, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 My new mind tips in and out, devoid of furnishings. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 15 Mar. 2024

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“Devoid of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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