English - Vietnamese Dictionary
+inadequate in amount or degree
+the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Advanced English Dictionary
1 want, deficiency, dearth, absence, scarcity, shortage, need, insufficiency, paucity, deficit, inadequacy:
We suffered from a severe lack of water. The orchestra is experiencing a serious lack of talent at the moment.
2 want, need, require, be deficient in, be or fall short of, be without:
He lacks the votes needed to win. Simon lacks the ability to paint any better.
+ adjective [not before noun]Collocation Dictionary
1 ~ (in sth) having none or not enough of sth: She's not usually lacking in confidence. + The book is completely lacking in originality. + He was taken on as a teacher but was found lacking (= was thought not to be good enough).
2 not present or not available
I feel there is something lacking in my life.
be, feel, seem
Her life felt lacking in direction and purpose.
| find sth
an area of policy where the government has been found seriously lacking
seriously | altogether, completely, entirely, quite, totally, wholly
The book is altogether lacking in originality.
| a bit, a little, rather, somewhat | apparently | clearly, conspicuously, distinctly, notably, noticeably, obviously
Tom was conspicuously lacking in enthusiasm for the idea.
| singularly | curiously, strangely | sadly, sorely, woefully
the passion sadly lacking from his performance
Her remarks were curiously lacking in perception.
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