HyperDic: lack

English > 2 senses of the word lack:
VERBstativelack, missbe without
NOUNstatelack, deficiency, wantthe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
lack > pronunciation
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > lack: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
Example"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
Synonymsdeficiency, want
NarrowerabsenceThe state of being absent
dearth, famine, shortageAn acute insufficiency
deficitA deficiency or failure in neurological or mental functioning
mineral deficiencylack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism
shortnessThe condition of being short of something
stringency, tightnessA state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage / shortage of credit
Broaderneed, demandA condition requiring relief
Spanishcarencia, carestía, deficiencia, deseo, escasez, falta
Catalancarència, carestia, escassedat, escassetat, falta, manca, mancança, pobresa
Verbslackbe without
English > lack: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe without.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"This soup lacks salt"
Narrowerexcludelack or fail to include
wantBe without, lack
Oppositehave, featureHave as a feature
Spanishcarecer de, carecer, fallir, faltar
Catalanfaltar, mancar, no tenir
Nounslackthe state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

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