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Meaning of “lack” - Learner’s Dictionary

lack

verb     /læk/
B2 [T] to not have something, or not have enough of something: She really lacks confidence.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
be lacking If something that you need is lacking, you do not have enough of it: Enthusiasm has been sadly lacking these past few months at work.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
be lacking in sth to not have a quality: He's totally lacking in charm of any sort.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
Translations of “lack”
in Arabic يَفْتَقِر…
in Korean 부족하다…
in Malaysian kurang…
in French manquer de qqch.…
in Turkish eksik olmak, yokluk, bir şey yetersiz olmak…
in Italian mancare di…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺少,缺乏…
in Russian испытывать недостаток (в чем-либо)…
in Polish nie mieć, ≈ brakować komuś czegoś…
in Vietnamese thiếu…
in Spanish carecer de…
in Portuguese faltar, carecer de…
in Thai ขาด…
in German fehlen…
in Catalan mancar de…
in Japanese ~が足りない…
in Indonesian kurang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺少,缺乏…
(Definition of lack verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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