V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: completely lacking in something
Synonyms: deficient, bereft, barren, lacking, empty, destitute, wanting, without, vacant
Antonyms: abundant, full
Tips: Devoid comes from the Latin word void, "empty," which is also a modern English word. Devoid refers to something that is empty of, or without, something else.
The movie was vapid, boring, and silly; I found it totally devoid of entertainment value. (empty, deficient)
The killer refused to apologize for his crimes, seeming devoid of remorse and human emotion. (empty, lacking)
He's a boor who is completely devoid of manners, and I don't want him at my party. (deficient, lacking)
The cave was devoid of any light, and we used our flashlights as we proceeded further inside. (deficient, without)
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