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Lack vs. Lacking

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Lacknoun

(obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.

Lackingnoun

The absence of something; a lack.

Lacknoun

A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.

Lackingadjective

Missing or not having enough of (a good quality, etc).

‘This cheese is lacking in pungency.’;

Lackverb

(transitive) To be without, to need, to require.

‘My life lacks excitement.’;

Lackingadjective

not existing;

‘innovation has been sadly lacking’; ‘character development is missing from the book’;

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Lackverb

(intransitive) To be short (of or for something).

‘He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.’;

Lackingadjective

inadequate in amount or degree;

‘a deficient education’; ‘deficient in common sense’; ‘lacking in stamina’; ‘tested and found wanting’;

Lackverb

To be in want.

Lackverb

(obsolete) To see the deficiency in (someone or something); to find fault with, to malign, reproach.

Lacknoun

Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.

Lacknoun

Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.

‘She swooneth now and now for lakke of blood.’; ‘Let his lack of years be no impediment.’;

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Lackverb

To blame; to find fault with.

‘Love them and lakke them not.’;

Lackverb

To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.

‘If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.’;

Lackverb

To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.

‘What hour now?I think it lacks of twelve.’; ‘Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty.’;

Lackverb

To be in want.

‘The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger.’;

Lackinterjection

Exclamation of regret or surprise.

Lacknoun

the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable;

‘there is a serious lack of insight into the problem’; ‘water is the critical deficiency in desert regions’; ‘for want of a nail the shoe was lost’;

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Lackverb

be without;

‘This soup lacks salt’; ‘There is something missing in my jewellery box!’;

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