devoid

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
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adj completely wanting or lacking

“the sentence was devoid of meaning”
Synonyms:
barren, destitute, free, innocent
nonexistent
not having existence or being or actuality

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