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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.


  1. devoid

    Devoid refers to being completely without or lacking something. It is usually used in conjunction with 'of' to indicate the absence of a particular quality, trait, or substance.

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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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Devoid is ranked #61436 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Devoid surname appeared 327 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Devoid.

    98.1% or 321 total occurrences were White.

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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. Bobby Scott:

    While uncomfortable, it is a historical fact that Private School Vouchers have been used, most notably in my home state, to purposefully segregate, it is also a fact that school choice devoid of civil rights protections, accountability, and a priority for diversity often leads to more, not less, racial and socioeconomic segregation.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and immediately all my biggest fears start running through my mind. I wonder if my fears will one day be my new reality. The fears seem so real. I struggle to shift my focus. Then slowly I realize that my fears are devoid of any love and only love is real.

  3. lot chakonza:

    I've seen a disciplined man who possessed nought, and I've seen a wealthy man who is devoid of understanding.

  4. Conan Doyle:

    The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest.

  5. 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.

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