- 1 the state of not having something or not having enough of something synonym dearth, shortage
- 2 a lack of food/money/skills The trip was canceled due to lack of (= because there was not enough) interest. There was no lack of volunteers. She showed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the idea of becoming a mother. Idioms
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NAmE//læk//[uncountable, singular] lack (of something)
used to say that although someone has not succeeded in something, they have tried very hard They haven't won a game yet, but it isn't for want of trying.
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