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 Each row was done in about three minutes, leaving behind stems that were devoid of fruit, except a few small, underripe grapes. Ian Lovett, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2021 The Top 10 list is devoid of context, but Netflix is claiming it’s doing enough numbers to rocket it all the way to the top. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 This training camp is devoid of much drama outside the goaltending position. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2021 Van Peebles, however, was critical of many Blaxploitation films for being devoid of political content. Carmel Dagan, Variety, 22 Sep. 2021 Van Peebles, however, was critical of many Blaxploitation films for being devoid of political content. NBC News, 22 Sep. 2021 Train cars chugged along virtually empty, and at station stop after station stop, platforms were devoid of expectant passengers. Thomas P. Farley,, 14 Sep. 2021 The apartment in Clairemont was devoid of any furniture, its two new tenants from Saudi Arabia having just arrived in the United States with few possessions. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 If Beal and LaVine re-sign with the Wizards and Bulls, respectively, the 2022 free-agent market will be largely devoid of difference-makers. Bryan Toporek, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021

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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 15 Oct. 2021.

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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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