Student Thesaurus

One entry found for lack.
Entry Word: lack
Function: noun
Text: 1 the fact or state of being absent <the lack of news about the fate of the soldiers was frustrating>
Synonyms absence, dearth, want
Related Words deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness; deprivation, loss, necessity, need, needfulness, omission; privation; vacuum, void
Near Antonyms abundance, amplitude, bounty, plenitude, plenty, wealth; adequacy, sufficiency; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood; heap, mountain, peck, pile, pot, quantity, raft, stack, volume, wad; fund, pool, stock, supply; hoard, stockpile
Antonyms presence
2 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <the lack of eligible candidates for the jury kept the trial from getting started> -- see DEFICIENCY
3 a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful <the lack of fresh water at the campsite was a problem, but fortunately we had thought to bring enough bottled water from home> -- see NEED 1