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2 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
  • the lack of eligible candidates for the jury kept the trial from getting started

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3 a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful
  • the lack of fresh water at the campsite definitely would be a problem

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Synonyms & Antonyms of lack (Entry 2 of 2)

as in hurt (for)

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The first known use of lack was in the 12th century

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“Lack.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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