2. Not strict enough: Shanna's university has been lax about enforcing the rules in the dormitories about making so much noise after a specified time.
What this communty lacks are some guidelines about lax behavior after the curfew.
Royce's lack of a university education disturbed him as he grew older.2. Something which is needed but is in short supply or is not available: Lacks of sufficient food for Emilio resulted in his having a weakened condition.
3. A particular deficiency or absence of something: Blaine had a lack of funds that were necessary to start his business.
The police charges against Karl were dropped for lack of evidence.4. A situation in which there is not enough of something: The flowers died because there was a lack of moisture and so the soil was too dry.
The mother lacks the money that is needed to buy new shoes for her children.2. To have too little of something: What Michael lacks in patience, he makes up for it in determination.
3. To fall short by a small amount: Barbara was lacking just ten cents of having the full amount to pay for the magazine that she wanted to buy.