lack of motivation meaning, lack of motivation 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
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
ce qui nous manque nous instruit
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