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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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Jonson's self-satisfaction and his critical sense of intellectual superiority to the generality of mankind produce also a marked and disagreeable lack of sympathy in his portrayal of both life and character.
The surprising skill which Jonson, author of such plays, showed in devising the court masks, daintily unsubstantial creations of moral allegory, classical myth, and Teutonic folklore, is rendered less surprising, perhaps, by the lack in the masks of any very great lyric quality.
There is a lack of seriousness of purpose, an increasing tendency to return, in more morbid spirit, to the sensationalism of the 1580's, and an anxious straining to attract and please the audiences by almost any means.
"Do you happen to have the lack with you?" the official asked.
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.
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.
He considered his friend a model of perfection because Prince Andrew possessed in the highest degree just the very qualities Pierre lacked, and which might be best described as strength of will.
He said the saving budget of the last year is Rs 2 million, 84 lacs, 73 thousand 664, as well as the government's providing amount of 17 million, 55 lacks. While this year, the total income estimate has been estimated 32 million, 54 lacks, 39 thousand 173 rupees, and the total annual expenses are estimated to be 32 crores, 51 lacks, 44 thousand 231 rupees while savings of 2 lacks 94 thousand 942 rupees.
The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery recently installed a painting depicting the "Mother of Modern Medicine", Henrietta Lacks.
Home Box Office (HBO), a cable television company, announced on Monday that Winfrey is the new protagonist in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a movie on Rebecca Skloot's 2010 bestseller based on the true tale of an African-American woman.
IN 1951 and unbeknownst to her, cancer patient Henrietta Lacks became the source of the first human cells cultured for continuous use in research.
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.
Combining careful reporting with vivid narration, science writer Rebecca SNoot describes how cancerous cells growing in the cervix of a poor black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks changed the face of modern medical science.
(For example, the practice of keeping people informed is unlikely to be sustained over time if the person lacks the initiative to do it when the situation does not explicitly call for it.)
The Tax Court recently held that it lacks jurisdiction under Sec.