Meaning of LACK in English

LACK

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ profound , serious , severe

▪ conspicuous , distinct , notable , noticeable , obvious , remarkable

There was a distinct ~ of urgency in his manner.

▪ apparent , perceived , seeming

▪ complete , sheer , total , utter

a complete ~ of confidence

▪ general , overall

a general ~ of knowledge among the young

▪ relative

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~ of

The situation was worsened by ~ of communication.

▪ for ~ of

They lost the game, but not for ~ of trying.

▪ from ~ of

She thought she would collapse from ~ of sleep.

▪ through ~ of

I've lost those skills through ~ of practice.

▪ ~ of

I couldn't hide my ~ of enthusiasm.

PHRASES

▪ no ~ of sth

There is certainly no ~ of interest in the subject.

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ really

▪ completely , entirely

She completely ~s confidence.

▪ apparently

He apparently ~ed the desire to learn.

▪ clearly , obviously

His claim clearly ~ed conviction.

▪ simply

Perhaps you simply ~ the intelligence to realize just how serious this is?

▪ otherwise

Her high-heeled shoes gave her the height she otherwise ~ed.

VERB + LACK

▪ appear to , seem to

His life seemed to ~ direction.

PREPOSITION

▪ in

What they ~ in talent, they make up for in conviction.

Lack is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ ability , ↑ acumen , ↑ agility , ↑ ambition , ↑ amenity , ↑ authority , ↑ backing , ↑ capability , ↑ capacity , ↑ charm , ↑ clarity , ↑ coherence , ↑ commitment , ↑ compassion , ↑ competence , ↑ confidence , ↑ consistency , ↑ continuity , ↑ conviction , ↑ coordination , ↑ courage , ↑ credibility , ↑ depth , ↑ detail , ↑ determination , ↑ direction , ↑ discipline , ↑ drive , ↑ education , ↑ elegance , ↑ emotion , ↑ empathy , ↑ energy , ↑ enthusiasm , ↑ essentials , ↑ experience , ↑ expertise , ↑ faith , ↑ feature , ↑ finance , ↑ flair , ↑ flexibility , ↑ focus , ↑ foresight , ↑ glamour , ↑ imagination , ↑ immediacy , ↑ immunity , ↑ inclination , ↑ independence , ↑ insight , ↑ inspiration , ↑ instinct , ↑ insurance , ↑ integrity , ↑ jurisdiction , ↑ leadership , ↑ maturity , ↑ means , ↑ merit , ↑ motivation , ↑ necessity , ↑ nerve , ↑ organization , ↑ originality , ↑ passion , ↑ patience , ↑ personality , ↑ power , ↑ precision , ↑ prestige , ↑ purpose , ↑ qualification , ↑ quality , ↑ refinement , ↑ relevance , ↑ resolution , ↑ resource , ↑ rhythm , ↑ rigour , ↑ self-assurance , ↑ self-confidence , ↑ self-control , ↑ semblance , ↑ sense , ↑ sensitivity , ↑ skill , ↑ sophistication , ↑ soul , ↑ spark , ↑ sparkle , ↑ stability , ↑ stamina , ↑ stature , ↑ strength , ↑ structure , ↑ substance , ↑ subtlety , ↑ symmetry , ↑ tact , ↑ talent , ↑ touch , ↑ training , ↑ trait , ↑ understanding , ↑ vigour , ↑ vision , ↑ vitality , ↑ warmth , ↑ will

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