Synonyms and Antonyms of lack
the fact or state of being absent
- The lack of news about the situation was frustrating.
deficiency, deficit, failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness, undersupply
deprivation, loss, necessity, need, needfulness, omission
abundance, amplitude, bounty, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plentitude, plenty, wealth
excess, overabundance, oversupply, superabundance, surfeit, surplus
bushel, deal, gobs, heap, loads, lot, mass, mountain, much, oodles, peck, pile, pot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, volume, wad
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.
crunch, dearth, deficiency, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want
a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful
- The lack of fresh water at the campsite definitely would be a problem.
deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency
dearth, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness
demand, essential, necessity, requirement, requisite
adequacy, enough, sufficiency
fund, pool, stock, supply
excess, fill, overabundance, oversupply, plenty, surfeit, surplus