Adjective "devoid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Entirely lacking or free from.
  1. 'It shows the artist hard at work in his studio, a room entirely devoid of visual stimulation.'
  2. 'England's captain and vice-captain find themselves in a team devoid of leadership.'
  3. 'She saw his face and tried to determine how he felt, but his face was devoid of emotions.'
  4. 'How swiftly events have moved - and in a direction which appears devoid of hope.'
  5. 'The documents are good on events, but short on emotion, so what results is devoid of soul.'
  6. 'The second half was largely devoid of incident until the latter stages, when Elgin had good chances.'
  7. 'It is a slippery path, at the bottom of which lies a hollow curriculum, devoid of meaningful content.'
  8. 'This album exposes him as an unremarkable singer, largely devoid of charisma or vocal prowess.'
  9. 'If, as some say, life is essentially devoid of all meaning, then what are you going to do?'
  10. 'However, the piece quickly turned into a rant so devoid of content it made me laugh.'


1. not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute (usually followed by of). verb (used with object)

2. to deplete or strip of some quality or substance: imprisonment that devoids a person of humanity.

More examples(as adjective)

"plays can be devoid of patterns."

"markets can be devoid of volatilities."

"processes can be devoid of rancours."

"organizations can be devoid of ideas."

"easts can be devoid of wars."

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Late Middle English: past participle of obsolete devoid ‘cast out’, from Old French devoidier.