Definition of devoid in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈvoid/


[predicative] (devoid of)
Entirely lacking or free from: Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion
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  • Their comeback might even be viewed as a sign that the Govan men are not entirely devoid of ruthlessness.
  • It shows the artist hard at work in his studio, a room entirely devoid of visual stimulation.
  • The only problem with these theories is that they are entirely devoid of evidence.
free of, empty of, vacant of, bereft of, deprived of, destitute of, bankrupt of;
lacking, without, wanting
informal minus


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

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Syllabification: de·void

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