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Synonyms for lack

Synonyms for lack

the condition of lacking a needed or usual amount

to be without what is needed, required, or essential

Synonyms for lack

the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

be without

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It is no indication, however, of a lack of cheerfulness in the writer's mind: for he was happier while straying through the gloom of these sunless fantasies than at any time since he had quitted the Old Manse.
Sore was his heart when he saw rare bowmen and war-hardened spearmen turned away from his gates, for the lack of the money which might equip and pay them.
Still further, the characteristic Renaissance lack of certainty as to the proper materials for poetry is sometimes responsible for a rudely inharmonious element in the otherwise delightful romantic atmosphere.
But in the depths of his heart, the older he became, and the more intimately he knew his brother, the more and more frequently the thought struck him that this faculty of working for the public good, of which he felt himself utterly devoid, was possibly not so much a quality as a lack of something --not a lack of good, honest, noble desires and tastes, but a lack of vital force, of what is called heart, of that impulse which drives a man to choose someone out of the innumerable paths of life, and to care only for that one.
And the prince that lacks this skill lacks the essential which it is desirable that a captain should possess, for it teaches him to surprise his enemy, to select quarters, to lead armies, to array the battle, to besiege towns to advantage.
Indeed, verses are the only thing that your letter lacks, Makar Alexievitch.
The 13 chapters of the book represent the 13 books that Lack wrote during his life, presented in chronological order.
NEW YORK -- Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent.
Mr Brereton said: "Using such photographs without even informing the families shows a lack of judgment, a lack of respect for the dead, and a lack of common decency.
Few with program management experience can refute that many projects and programs falter because of lack of communication, lack of people skills, or lack of leadership skills, rather than a lack of technical program management skills.
That lack of planning also deprives us of the chance to find more effective and imaginative ways to make a difference through our giving, or even to think through what causes our giving should be directed toward from year to year.
6015(0 stand-alone cases without a deficiency determination, a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction should be filed.
Before and since April 30, 2006, the residents of Redcar and East Cleveland, and possibly beyond, have had lack of consultation, lack of bus shelter timetables, lack of scheduled buses, lack of connecting buses, lack of transferable tickets, lack of drivers with a knowledge of the bus route, lack of customer service, lack of the ability to get to work on time, and lack of competition.
The task at hand hinges on the country's ability to attract new foreign investment, a tricky problem since the level of development that would draw investors requires infrastructure that the country currently lacks.
In applying the whole person concept, the question that always begs to be asked is whether good character can compensate for lack of technical skill.