lack of clarity meaning, lack of clarity definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( lacks    3rd person present)   ( lacking    present participle)   ( lacked    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   If there is a lackof something, there is not enough of it or it does not exist at all.  
also a N, usu N of n  
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job..., The charges were dropped for lack of evidence..., There is a lack of people wanting to start up new businesses.     
2       verb   If you say that someone or something lacks a particular quality or that a particular quality is lacking in them, you mean that they do not have any or enough of it.  
He lacked the judgment and political acumen for the post of chairman...      V n  
Certain vital information is lacking in the report.      V  
4    If you say there is no lack of something, you are emphasizing that there is a great deal of it.  
no lack of something      phrase   PHR n, usu v-link PHR, v PHR     (emphasis)    He said there was no lack of things for them to talk about...     
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wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
faute de riz, on mange de la bouillie
faute de morue, on mange du poulet
faute de boeuf, on fait labourer par son âne
faute de rossignols, on se contente de hiboux
ce qui nous manque nous instruit
de l'assomption la clarté fait du vin la qualité
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