devoid
adjective Etymology: Middle English, past participle of devoiden to dispel, from Anglo-French *desvoider, from des- dis- + voider to empty — more at void Date: 15th century being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment — used with of <
an argument devoid of sense
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a landscape devoid of life
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • devoid — devoid, void, destitute are comparable when they are followed by of and mean showing entire want or lack. Devoid stresses the absence or the nonpossession of a particular quality, character, or tendency {I was not devoid of capacity or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Devoid — De*void , a. [See {Devoid}, v. t.] 1. Void; empty; vacant. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute; not in possession; with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devoid — Studio album by Dark Lunacy Released 2000 Genre …   Wikipedia

  • devoid — meaning ‘lacking’, is followed by of and is predicative in position, i.e. it comes after the word it refers to, with a linking verb: • Many of the pieces for middle aged women in Welsh drama are devoid of humour Daily Post (Liverpool), 2007 …   Modern English usage

  • devoid — ► ADJECTIVE (devoid of) ▪ entirely lacking in. ORIGIN from Old French devoidier cast out …   English terms dictionary

  • Devoid — De*void , v. t. [OE. devoiden to leave, OF. desvuidier, desvoidier, to empty out. See {Void}.] To empty out; to remove. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devoid — I adjective bare, barren, bereft of, blank, bleak, deficient, denuded of, deprived of, deserted, desolate, destitute of, empty, empty of, found wanting, ill furnished, ill provided, ill stored, impotent, in default of, in the absence of, in want… …   Law dictionary

  • devoid — c.1400, shortening of devoided, pp. of obsolete verb devoiden to remove, void, vacate (c.1300), from O.Fr. desvuidier (12c., Mod.Fr. dévider) to empty out, flush game from, unwind, let loose (an arrow), from des out, away + voider to empty, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • devoid — [adj] empty, wanting bare, barren, bereft, deficient, denuded, destitute, free from, innocent, lacking, needed, sans*, unprovided with, vacant, void, without; concepts 483,485 Ant. complete, filled, full …   New thesaurus

  • devoid — [di void′] adj. [ME, orig. pp. of devoiden, to put away < OFr desvuidier < des (L dis ), from + vuidier: see VOID] completely without; empty or destitute (of) …   English World dictionary

  • devoid — adj. (cannot stand alone) devoid of (devoid of any redeeming features) * * * [dɪ vɔɪd] (cannot stand alone) devoid of (devoid of any redeeming features) …   Combinatory dictionary

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