Absence and Shortage


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Absence noun – A state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful.
Usage example: the absence of volunteers to be troop leaders is putting the scouting program in real jeopardy

Shortage and absence are semantically related. in lack topic. In some cases you can use "Shortage" instead a noun "Absence".
Nearby Word: absent
Synonyms for Absence


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Shortage noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Usage example: there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year

Absence and shortage are semantically related. You can use "Absence" instead a noun "Shortage".
Nearby Words: short, shorted, shortfall, shorting
Synonyms for Shortage

How words are described

notable notable absence notable shortage
particular particular absence particular shortage
glaring glaring absence glaring shortage
small small absence small shortage
Other adjectives: distinct, perpetual, constant, big, noticeable, major, frequent, general, apparent, temporary, marked, chronic, sudden.

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