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Definition of "lacks" []

  • An insufficiency, shortage, or absence of something required or desired (noun)
  • Something that is required but is absent or in short supply (noun)
  • To be deficient (in) or have need (of) (verb)
  • Plural form of lack. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lack. (verb)

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Use "lacks" in a sentence
  • "The threat of relegation is a great trial of judgment that can make the Premier League riveting even when the competition for the title lacks intrigue."
  • "Hmmm. I guess it doesn't sound like something you'd immediately grab for from the bookstore shelf, but believe me, what the title lacks in zappy shelf-appeal, it makes up for in honesty and clarity."
  • "But what Hussein lacks is the $5,600 he says is necessary to rent a storefront, buy supplies and hire two workers at $200 a month."