lack - definition and synonyms

noun [singular/uncountable] 

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  1. a situation in which you do not have any, or enough, of something that you need or want
    lack of:

    The match was cancelled because of lack of support.

    Most of his problems stem from a lack of confidence.

    for lack of something:

    The court case was dismissed for lack of evidence.

    We couldn’t find her passport, but it wasn’t for lack of trying (=we tried hard to find it).

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