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lack

noun

1 lack

The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable:
— There is a serious lack of insight into the problem.

synonyms: deficiency, want.

Roget 640: insufficiency; inadequacy, inadequateness; incompetence etc. (impotence) 158; deficiency etc. (incompleteness) 53; imperfection etc. 651; ... show more

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more

Dutch: onvolkomenheid, ontoereikendheid, krapte, gemis, deficiƫntie, gebrek, tekort
Polish: brak

verb

1 lack

Be without:
— This soup lacks salt.

synonym: miss.

Roget 640: be insufficient etc. adj.; not suffice etc. 639; come short of etc. 304; run dry.    want, lack, need, ... show more

Roget 630: require, need, want, have occasion for; not be able to do without, not be able to dispense with; prerequire.    render necessary, necessitate, create a, necessity for, call for, put in requisition; ... show more

Roget 53: be incomplete etc. adj.; fall short of etc. 304; lack etc. (be insufficient) 640; neglect etc. 460.   

Roget 804: be poor etc. adj.; want, lack, starve, live from hand to mouth, have seen better days, go down in the world, come upon the parish; go to the dogs, go to wrack and ruin; not have a penny ... show more

Dutch: gebrek hebben, mankeren, missen, ontbreken, schorten


Moby thesaurus: absence, adulteration, arrearage, awayness, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, be found wanting, be in want, be insufficient, be pinched, be poor, beggarliness, beggary, blank, break, collapse, come short, dearth, decline, defalcation ... show more.

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