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void

adjective

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1 having no legal or binding force
  • an agreement is void if obtained by force

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2 lacking contents that could or should be present
  • a nuclear explosion that would leave the landscape as void and lifeless as one could imagine

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3 utterly lacking in something needed, wanted, or expected
  • entirely void of common sense

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4 left unoccupied or unused
  • the cornfields lay void under a blanket of snow

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void

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of void (Entry 2 of 3)

1 an incomplete or deficient area
  • a repressed memory that left a huge void in her recollection of her adolescent years

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2 empty space
  • those ancient travelers who traversed those vast watery voids between the islands of Oceania

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3 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • the client wanted an old-fashioned stone wall and did not want the voids filled in with mortar

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void

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of void (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to put an end to by formal action
  • the court's decision voided the will
  • the cashier voided the sale when the customer realized his wallet was at home

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2 to remove the contents of
  • the seller has promised to void the house of all furniture

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Frequently Asked Questions About void

How does the adjective void contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of void are blank, empty, vacant, and vacuous. While all these words mean "lacking contents which could or should be present," void suggests absolute emptiness as far as the mind or senses can determine.

a statement void of meaning

When is it sensible to use blank instead of void?

The words blank and void are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, blank stresses the absence of any significant, relieving, or intelligible features on a surface.

a blank wall

When might empty be a better fit than void?

The synonyms empty and void are sometimes interchangeable, but empty suggests a complete absence of contents.

an empty bucket

When can vacant be used instead of void?

In some situations, the words vacant and void are roughly equivalent. However, vacant suggests an absence of appropriate contents or occupants.

a vacant apartment

In what contexts can vacuous take the place of void?

Although the words vacuous and void have much in common, vacuous suggests the emptiness of a vacuum and especially the lack of intelligence or significance.

a vacuous facial expression

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The first known use of void was in the 14th century

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“Void.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/void. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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