Share this entry

Share this page

devoid

Line breaks: de¦void
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvɔɪd
 
/

Definition of devoid in English:

adjective

(devoid of)
Entirely lacking or free from: Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
lacking, without, free from/of, empty of, vacant of, void of, bare of, barren of, bereft of, drained of, denuded of, deprived of, depleted of, destitute of, bankrupt of;
informal minus, sans

Origin

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

Definition of devoid in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure