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Definition of lack:

  1. Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.
  2. Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.
  3. Exclamation of regret or surprise.
  4. To be in want.
  5. To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.
  6. To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.
  7. To blame; to find fault with.

Synonyms:

exigency, overlook, neglect, shortness, overleap, abridgment, lose, sufficiency, meagerness, overflow, loss, shrinkage, plenty, underage, scarcity, decrease, leave out, escape, pretermit, retrenchment, satisfaction, wish, necessity, scarceness, defect, owned, stint, wealth, excess, omit, depletion, scantness, reduction, inferiority, drop, neediness, wishing, deprivation.

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