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Meaning & Definition of Lack in English

English

Lack

/læk/

noun

1. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

  • "There is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
  • "Water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
  • "For want of a nail the shoe was lost"
    synonym:
  • lack
  • ,
  • deficiency
  • ,
  • want

verb

1. Be without

  • "This soup lacks salt"
  • "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"
    synonym:
  • miss
  • ,
  • lack

Examples of using

A lack of exercise is bad for your health.
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
She died for lack of air.