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Lacking and not having something

lack

verb

to not have any or enough of something that you need or want

deprived

adjective

not having the things that are essential for a comfortable life

want for

to not have everything that you need

incomplete

adjective

lacking one or more parts

pressed

adjective

in a difficult situation because you do not have enough time, money, or other things that you need

devoid

adjective

lacking something, especially a good quality

deficient

adjective

lacking the correct amount of something

stretched

adjective

having difficulty doing everything that you should because you lack the necessary time, money, people, or equipment

starving

adjective

prevented from having enough of what you need

starved

adjective

prevented from having enough of what you need

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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