Meaning of LACK in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If there is a ~ of something, there is not enough of it or it does not exist at all.

Despite his ~ of experience, he got the job...

The charges were dropped for ~ of evidence...

There is a ~ of people wanting to start up new businesses.

N-UNCOUNT: also a N, usu N of n


If you say that someone or something ~s a particular quality or that a particular quality is ~ing in them, you mean that they do not have any or enough of it.

He ~ed the judgment and political acumen for the post of chairman...

Certain vital information is ~ing in the report.

VERB: V n, V


see also ~ing


If you say there is no ~ of something, you are emphasizing that there is a great deal of it.

He said there was no ~ of things for them to talk about...

PHRASE: PHR n, usu v-link PHR, v PHR emphasis

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