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lack

verb be bereft of, be deficient, be deprived of, be desirous, be destitute, be in need, be in want, be inaddquate, be inferior, be insufficient, be needy, be poor, be wanting, be without, crave, desiderate, desire, fall short, feel a dearth, hunger for, long for, miss, need, require, suffer privation, want, wish for, yearn for
Associated concepts: lack of capacity, lack of consideration, lack of due care, lack of good faith, lack of intent, lack of juuisdiction, lack of knowledge, lack of mutuality, lack of probable cause, lack of prosecution, lack of trustworthiness
See also: absence, dearth, defect, deficiency, deficit, delinquency, demand, disadvantage, failure, foible, insufficiency, market, need, omission, paucity, poverty, privation, require, vice
References in classic literature ?
But 'twas the very last morning in all his life when he was to lack an enemy
He goes about poisoning my servants for lack of their betters.
If pride--the influence of the world's false distinctions--remain in the heart, then sorrow lacks the earnestness which makes it holy and reverend.
Love as is well known having nothing to do with reason, being insensible to forebodings and even blind to evidence, the surrender of those two beings to a precarious bliss has nothing very astonishing in itself; and its portrayal, as he attempts it, lacks dramatic interest.
It lacks just a few months of being twenty-eight years," she added.
Guillemette Maugerepuis, just look at that bull's muzzle; it only lacks the horns.
His joints, I notice, are swollen and overgrown, and he lacks flesh and is old in years.
Tarzan found difficulty in keeping the minds of his fellows set upon the purpose of their adventure, for the mind of an ape lacks the power of long-sustained concentration.
Numa, the lion, can run swiftly for a short distance, but he lacks endurance.
Your language is unparliamentary and lacks the courtesy and consideration which are due to a colleague.
Boswell gave a new meaning to the word biographer, that is the writer of a life, and now when a great man has had no one to write his life well, we say "He lacks a Boswell.
the supposed interpolation lacks a sufficient motive.