What is the antonym of “lacks”?
The antonyms of lacks are has, possesses, and contains. These antonyms convey the opposite meaning of lacks, which means to not have or be without something.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To possess or own something; to be in possession of something.
She has a lot of books in her library.
To have or own something; to be in possession of something.
He possesses a great deal of knowledge about history.
To hold or include something within itself; to have something as a component or part.
This box contains all my old photographs.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Has implies ownership or possession of something.
- 2Possesses is similar to has and also implies ownership or possession of something.
- 3Contains implies that something is held within something else.
Good things to know
- 1In everyday conversation, use these antonyms to express the presence or absence of something.
- 2In academic writing, use these antonyms to convey precise meanings and avoid repetition.
- 3In business communication, use these antonyms to describe the availability or lack of resources.