be not enough;have less or little
the state of not having enough of sth
"there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"
"water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"
"for want of a nail the shoe was lost"
"This soup lacks salt"
"There is something missing in my jewelry box!"
It was a lack of security..which was so worrying.
出自： A. Bell
The tranquillity,..convenience and joyfulness, notable lacks at Heathrow.
Peraduenture there shall lacke fiue of the fiftie righteous.
出自：Bible (AV): Genesis
Another part that usually lacks on..bikes is the stem..that won't hold bars.
He will not lack for advisers.
The children lack for nothing although the parents are poorly dressed.
I will see that you lack for nothing while you attend college.
Nothing is lacking for our plan.
They do not lack for funds.
You shall never lack for money while I am alive.
Because money was lacking for the project, the committee did not approve this project.
She has a wealthy childhood, never lacking for toys or books.
Space lacks for a detailed description of it.
Time lacks for full explanation.
没有时间做充分的解释。 lack sth for sth
He lacks the qualifications for the post.
The necessary chemicals are lacking.
These conditions are still lacking.
这些条件还不具备。 be lacking in sth
This evening newspaper is lacking in analytical articles.
Even if the play is lacking in conflict, it does have some superb poetry and a wealth of high astounding terms.
The room is lacking in colour.
She was lacking in mathematical training.
His reception of us was lacking in warmth.
He is lacking in responsibility.
None of his plans ever comes through because he is lacking in determination.
Humour is lacking in his speech.
He is lacking in technical know-how.
He is lacking in manners.
She was lacking in wisdom.
We are poor, but we are not lacking in spirit.
He seems to be lacking in frankness.
A diet lacking in nutritional value will not keep a person healthy.
Before we had a child we felt that there was something lacking in our lives.
Though lacking in fluency, he spoke to the point.
误 He is lacking in money〔time〕.
正 Time〔Money〕 is lacking.
析 lack in只能用于有关人、物、事本质上的性质缺乏,而不可用于时间和金钱。
误 He is lack of money.
正 He lacks money.
析 lack不是形容词,不可说be lack of。
误 Conscience was lacked to him.
正 He completely lacks conscience.
误 Common sense was lacked to that fellow.
正 That fellow lacks common sense.
误 The scientist abandoned his research because of the lack of funds.
正 The scientist abandoned his research for lack of funds.
误 Peter was severely lectured because of the lack of consideration to his mother.
正 Peter was severely lectured for lack of consideration to his mother.
析 表示“因缺乏”,可用for〔by,from,through〕 lack of,但不能用because of the lack of。