Lack synonyms

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(Uncountable) the condition of something being scarce or deficient
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A condition of poverty or misfortune:
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A deprivation or lack; a deficiency.
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Any scarcity or lack
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The quality or state of being inferior.
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The fact of being without; lack
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(Followed by “of”) lack
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A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
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A pressing or urgent situation:
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Inadequate supply:
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A shortage of required material.
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The property of being scarce.
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The amount by which a sum of money is less than the required or desired amount; specif., an excess of liabilities over assets, of losses over profits, or of expenditure over income
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The quality of being meagre or scanty
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The state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life.
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Poverty is the state of being poor, having little money or being in need of a specific quality.
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The act of distraining another’s property. See also distrain.
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(Uncountable) The quality of being scanty.
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Amount of decreasing
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The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary:
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The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone:
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The act of drawing out in its entirety, or using up, money or of a nonrenewable resource such as oil.
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(Uncountable) The property of being short, of being small of stature or brief.
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Alternative spelling of shortfall.
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A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
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The definition of abridgment is the act of shortening something in length, especially a book, or is the shortened form of something.
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The quantity or amount by which anything falls short.
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(US) The state of being meager.
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The property of being slight, smallness, petiteness
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A smallness in size or amount that is insufficient; meagerness, dearth.
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Any of various small sandpipers, as the little stint (Calidris minuta)
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A reduction or curtailment; often referring to a business or government agency cutting back operations or laying off workers.
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The amount by which anything is reduced
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Naturally to demand (something) as indispensable; to need, to call for as necessary. [from 15th c.]
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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A plentiful or abundant supply; enough or more than enough
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Enough wealth or income
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Wealth; affluence; plentiful amount of resources. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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Much money or property; great amount of worldly possessions; riches
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An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
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Satisfaction is getting what you wanted or desired or the payment of a debt.
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(Now Rare) Want; poverty
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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To find fault with; blame or criticize
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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To be without what is needed, required, or essential
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(Usually followed by of) An excessive amount or number; an abundance.
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The determination or choice so made:
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A profuse outpouring or quantity:
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An amount or quantity in excess of what is needed.
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An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus:
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An extra edition of a newspaper, which is printed outside of the normal printing cycle.
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The amount or number needed, desired, or allowed; sufficiency
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To occupy a particular relation to:
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To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge:
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The property of being scant.
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A failure to attain a specified amount or level; a shortage.
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A deficient amount; a shortfall.
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Simple past tense and past participle of own
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To fail to benefit from; let slip:
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The total loss in weight of livestock from the time of shipment to the final processing as meat
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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
Find another word for lack. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for lack, like: scarcity, need, destitution, dearth, shortage, inferiority, absence, deprivation, deficiency, exigency and insufficiency.