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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocentadjective

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"


  1. devoidadjective

    empty; having none of; completely without

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Devoidadjective

    Etymology: vuide, French.

    When I awoke, and found her place devoid,
    And nought but pressed grass where she had lyen,
    I sorrow’d all so much as earst I joy’d. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    He flung it from him, and devoid of dread,
    Upon him lightly leaped without heed. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    That the soul and angels are devoid of quantity and dimension, hath the suffrage of the most; and that they have nothing to do with proper locality, is generally opinioned. Joseph Glanvill.

    The motion of this chariot will still be easier as it ascends higher, ’till at length it shall become utterly devoid of gravity, when the least strength will be able to bestow upon it a swift motion. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    His warlike mind, his soul devoid of fear,
    His high designing thoughts were figur’d there,
    As when, by magick, ghosts are made appear. Dryden.

    We Tyrians are not so devoid of sense,
    Nor so remote from Phœbus’ influence. John Dryden, Virg. Æn.


  1. Devoid

    Dark Lunacy is an Italian melodic death metal band with symphonic metal influences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devoidverb

    to empty out; to remove

  2. Devoidverb

    void; empty; vacant

  3. Devoidverb

    destitute; not in possession; -- with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride

  4. Etymology: [See Devoid, v. t.]


  1. Devoid

    Devoid is the first official album released by Italian melodic death metal band Dark Lunacy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devoid

    de-void′, adj. destitute: free from. [O. Fr. desvoidier, des—L. dis-, away, voidier—L. viduāre, viduus, deprived.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of devoid in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate can not drive out hate: only love can do that.

  2. Michael McCaul:

    There are a couple fundamentals, here, though, that I think most Americans do agree with. That is, asking for an I.D., you know when someone votes. I don't believe that's voter suppression, the idea of verifying signatures I think is very important as well. I think what the Republicans here will tell you is that they're trying to make sure that the person voting is the person on paper so it's a legitimate vote devoid of fraud.

  3. Tim Donnelly:

    I want to play you a little clip of the dictator-in-chief, the gun-controller-in-chief, I don't know what to call him today, who--this is his reaction and it's completely devoid of the same passion that he would have had if this individual had been Dylann Roof who killed nine black people in a church and could easily be demonized as a white supremacist, whereas these are Obama's people, the Islamic people.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.

  5. G.K. Chesterton:

    A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.

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    incapable of being atoned for
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. inexpiable
    • C. jejune
    • D. bibulous

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