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Emotional WeightPlay
Devoid adds emphasis to a lack of something, usually suggesting a notable absence that affects the situation. SlideHis voice was devoid of warmth, making the apology seem insincere.
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When 'devoid' is used, it implies a complete and total absence, not just something being in short supply. SlideThe landscape was devoid of trees, an endless plain of grass.
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'Devoid' is often used in negative contexts to highlight the lack of a positive quality or element. SlideHer statement was devoid of sympathy, leaving everyone upset.