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How to sign: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
"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";
Within this category: absence, dearth, mineral deficiency, stringency
How to sign: lack of an adequate quantity or number
"the inadequacy of unemployment benefits";
Similiar / Same: inadequacy, insufficiency
Within this category: deficit, meagerness, scarcity