Another word for lack
The state of being lacking
That which is lacking
need, decrease, want, loss, depletion, shrinkage, shortage, shortness, short fall, shortcoming, abridgment, defect, meagerness, scantiness, slightness, inferiority, paucity, stint, curtailment, retrenchment, reduction; see also necessity 2.
lack implies an absence or insufficiency of something essential or desired she lacks experience; want (in this sense, chiefly British) and need stress the urgency of supplying what is lacking this matter needs, or wants, immediate attention; require emphasizes even more strongly imperative need, connoting that what is needed is indispensable his work requires great powers of concentration
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