Devoid meaning

dĭ-void
The definition of devoid is lacking or without.

An example of devoid is a desert having no water.

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Completely lacking; destitute or empty.

A novel devoid of wit and inventiveness.

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Completely without; empty or destitute (of)
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Empty; having none of; completely without.

I went searching for a knife, but the kitchen was devoid of anything sharper than a spoon.

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(obsolete) To empty out; to remove.
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Origin of devoid

  • Middle English past participle of devoiden to remove, eliminate from Old French desvoidier des- de- voidier to empty (from voide empty void)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From obsolete Middle English verb devoiden, from Old French desvuidier (“to empty out”) (compare French dévider).

    From Wiktionary