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Lacking and not having something - thesaurus

Synonyms

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 nothing

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

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bereft of something

mainly literary lacking something that you need

be wanting in something

to be lacking something important

challenged

adjective

humorous used with other words to mean that someone lacks a particular quality or ability

for want of something

because someone lacks something

minus

adjective

informal without something that you had in the past or usually have

miss

verb

to wish you still had something or could still do something

odd

adjective

not having the other member of a pair

-poor

suffix

lacking: used with some nouns

pushed (for time/money)

informal in difficulty because you do not have enough time or money

sans

preposition

literary or humorous without

underresourced

adjective

without enough money or equipment to operate effectively

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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