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Another word for lack

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Noun
  1. The condition or fact of being deficient

    See also:

    excess

  2. The condition of lacking a needed or usual amount

    See also:

    excess

Verb
  1. To be without what is needed, required, or essential

      1. To have a strong feeling to have (something); wish (to possess or do something); desire greatly:
      2. To desire (someone to do something):
      3. To request the presence or assistance of:
      1. To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on:
      2. To stipulate as obligatory by authority:
      3. To demand as obligatory or appropriate:
      1. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
      2. Something required or wanted; a requisite:
      3. Necessity; obligation:
    See also:

    owned

Another word for lack

Noun
  1. The state of being lacking

  2. That which is lacking

Verb
  1. See also:

    need

Synonym Study

  • Require emphasizes even more strongly imperative need, connoting that what is needed is indispensable his work requires great powers of concentration
  • Want (in this sense, chiefly British) and need stress the urgency of supplying what is lacking this matter needs, or wants, immediate attention
  • Lack implies an absence or insufficiency of something essential or desired she lacks experience