devoid

[d_ɪ_v_ˈɔɪ_d], [dɪvˈɔ͡ɪd], [dɪvˈɔ‍ɪd]

Definitions of devoid:

  1.   Quite void: destitute: free from. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Destitute; free from. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Entirely without; lacking; destitute: with of. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Empty; vacant; free from; destitute. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Vacant; destitute. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for devoid:

  1. The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal. – Pope Paul VI
  2. Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination. – Marcel Proust
  3. Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture. – Quintilian
  4. Macroeconomic policy can never be devoid of politics: it involves fundamental trade -offs and affects different groups differently. – Joseph Stiglitz
  5. In the issue war in Iraq, it was very clear to me that the policies that were being espoused by neoconservatives were totally devoid of substance- but they marketed it wonderfully. – Joseph C. Wilson

Usage examples for devoid:

  1. Do you think I am devoid of reason? ” – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  2. His task was so easy and so devoid of danger, under the circumstances, that he even smiled darkly, as he set the key in the lock, at the thought of the more clumsy burglar whom he had detected there. ” – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  3. He was not entirely devoid of awe of the Lady Barbara, and would have liked his children to be on their best behaviour before her. ” – Countess Kate by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. “ A nation may be very big in point of territory and population and yet be devoid of true greatness. ” – Character by Samuel Smiles
  5. And devoid too, of any pity, of any tender feelings. ” – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  6. The building is altogether very successful, in a style which is so much made use of but which is really devoid of any distinct artistic merit. ” – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  7. His emotion is much less interesting to him than his will, and it is less intense, and often quite devoid of any personal character. ” – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  8. The old records are nearly or quite devoid of information relating to the intelligence, character, and social position of Margaret Jones. ” – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  9. My opinions have been formed in what must seem a plain and homely world to you, quite devoid of the elegance and fashion to which you have been accustomed." ” – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  10. “ For if you came to that, why might not men, as well as women, be divided into the same three classes, and be pronounced upon by women, as beings even more devoid than their gentle judges of reason? ” – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore

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