(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of something
1. incompleteness, short measure, half measures, insufficiency, deficiency, imperfection, inadequacy, discontinuance; immaturity (see unpreparedness). See part.
2. noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, nonexecution.
3. deficit, want, lack, defalcation, omission, caret; interval, break, gap, missing link; loose end.
1. be incomplete; fall short, lack, want; need (see insufficiency).
2. leave unfinished, leave undone, let alone, let slide, let slip; lose sight of, hang fire, do things by halves, lie down on the job.
1. incomplete, uncompleted, unfinished, left undone, half-baked; imperfect, defective, deficient, partial, wanting, failing; in default, in arrears, short (of); hollow, meager, skimpy, poor, lame, half-and-half, perfunctory, sketchy, crude; mutilated, garbled, mangled, docked, lopped, truncated, catalectic. Slang, halfassed.
2. unaccomplished, unperformed, unexecuted; in progress, going on, in hand, proceeding, under way, under construction.
Adverbs — incompletely; by halves, partly, partially; on paper, on the drawing board, in the blueprint or planning stage.
Quotations — A single man... is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors (Benjamin Franklin), A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished (Zsa Zsa Gabor).
Antonyms, see completion.

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