(noun, verb)


1. the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

- there is a serious lack of insight into the problem

Similar word(s): deficiency, want

Definition categories: state, demand, need


1. be without

- This soup lacks salt

Similar word(s): miss

Definition categories: stative

Sentences with lack as a verb:

- My life lacks excitement.

- He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.