I often found it hard to use "devoid" naturally and correctly. And most of the times it seems to me that replacing "devoid" by "lacking" sounds more natural.
The question is lacking meaning
The question is devoid of meaning
What is the difference for these two sentences? Do they mean the exact same thing?
Devoid seems to be a very strong word to me and it seems like it is suggesting that something had happened which removes something from something. And it seems that the same connotation does not apply to lacking. Am I correct?