Another word for lack
lack want needSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to be without something, especially something that is necessary or desirable. Lack emphasizes the absence of something: She lacks the money to buy new shoes. The plant died because it lacked moisture. Want and need stress the urgent necessity for filling a void or remedying an inadequacy: “Her pens were uniformly bad and wanted fixing” (Bret Harte). The garden needs care.
Another word for lacknoun
The condition or fact of being deficient:defect, deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, underage1. See excess
The condition of lacking a needed or usual amount:absence, dearth, want. See excess