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

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lack

  
  ( 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  
3   
    lacking  
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...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
A tenacious confidence;mental toughness,self-belief,deep respect
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job

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