You're stranded in the ocean, miles from shore, clinging to a sinking boat, and you can't swim? Sorry to say, your situation is devoid of all hope.

When you fall off a cliff, you fall into the void. Void means "empty." Devoid means "empty of." Always answer the question "Of what?" when you use it: "My wallet is devoid of cash. My teacher is devoid of pity. My cookie jar is devoid of cookies." These examples are devoid of anything not totally depressing!

Definitions of devoid
  1. adjective
    completely wanting or lacking
    “the sentence was devoid of meaning”
    synonyms: barren, destitute, free, innocent
    not having existence or being or actuality
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