[ US /dɪˈvɔɪd/ ]
[ UK /dɪvˈɔ‍ɪd/ ]
  1. completely wanting or lacking
    the sentence was devoid of meaning
    writing barren of insight
    innocent of literary merit
    young recruits destitute of experience
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How To Use devoid In A Sentence

  • Its drama is anaemic, devoid of blood, fear and the electricity of repressed desire. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, the same writer made a poem on the tricks of countryfolk, which is by no means devoid of merit. The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • He combined athleticism, judgement and skill in an irresistible mix - and he was a great sportsman, totally devoid of egomania.
  • Devoid of the ceremony and liturgy associated with the Church of England, charismatic itinerants made a straightforward appeal.
  • They lived under nine independent caciques or chiefs, and possessed a simple religion devoid of rites and ceremonies, but with a belief in a supreme being, and the immortality of the soul.
  • How were ancient peoples able to construct monumental Egyptian pyramids in an age devoid of the tools of modern technology?
  • Fresh powder, long runs, and a mountain devoid of other people. Weekend in Colorado « Morgan Dempsey
  • Dry seeds are devoid of the ascorbate reduced form and contain only dehydroascorbic acid.
  • I could try to swim the river, but the opposite bank was steep and clay-sided and devoid of any trees along the mudflat. The Glass Rainbow
  • Its excellent toughness is due to a fine-grained structure of tough nickel-ferrite devoid of embrittling carbide networks, which are taken into solution during tempering at 570°C to form stable austenite islands.
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