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predicative devoid of
  • Entirely lacking or free from.

    ‘Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It really does bother me so that things have become entirely devoid of wit and creativity.’
    • ‘She saw his face and tried to determine how he felt, but his face was devoid of emotions.’
    • ‘The documents are good on events, but short on emotion, so what results is devoid of soul.’
    • ‘If, as some say, life is essentially devoid of all meaning, then what are you going to do?’
    • ‘They looked devoid of inspiration for a long time but they found it again when they needed it most.’
    • ‘The second half was largely devoid of incident until the latter stages, when Elgin had good chances.’
    • ‘England's captain and vice-captain find themselves in a team devoid of leadership.’
    • ‘How swiftly events have moved - and in a direction which appears devoid of hope.’
    • ‘The ones I have seen are devoid of any character, any energy and any facilities worth mentioning.’
    • ‘It is a slippery path, at the bottom of which lies a hollow curriculum, devoid of meaningful content.’
    • ‘This album exposes him as an unremarkable singer, largely devoid of charisma or vocal prowess.’
    • ‘They require total compliance with the line and they are devoid of humour.’
    • ‘This is not to say that, beneath the sparkling verbal surface, the novel is devoid of seriousness.’
    • ‘Obtusely, in a country devoid of trees, the houses turned out to be prefabricated wooden boxes.’
    • ‘However, the piece quickly turned into a rant so devoid of content it made me laugh.’
    • ‘There was also a mysterious strip in the north end zone which was devoid of grass.’
    • ‘Near the Gulf of Mexico is a giant dead zone devoid of fish and other aquatic life.’
    lacking, without, free from, free 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
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/dəˈvoid/ /dəˈvɔɪd/


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