What does it mean when someone says “you lack conviction”?

What are they implying?

14 Answers

  • Sheila
    1 month ago

    You lack passion for the success of what you are doing. So you are doing the task, but just going thru the motions, not doing your best.

  • maston
    5 days ago

    Conviction Synonym

  • Bert H
    1 month ago

    lack –


    1. deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.

    2. something missing or needed: After he left, they really felt the lack.

    –verb (used with object)

    3. to be without or deficient in: to lack ability; to lack the necessities of life.

    4. to fall short in respect of: He lacks three votes to win.

    –verb (used without object)

    5. to be absent or missing, as something needed or desirable: Three votes are lacking to make a majority.

    —Verb phrase

    6. lack in, to be short of or deficient in: What he lacks in brains, he makes up for in brawn.



    1125–75; ME lak; c. MLG lak, MD lac deficiency; akin to ON lakr deficient


    1. dearth, scarcity, paucity, deficit, insufficiency.

    1, 3. want, need.

    3. Lack, want, need, require as verbs all stress the absence of something desirable, important, or necessary. Lack means to be without or to have less than a desirable quantity of something: to lack courage, sufficient money, enough members to make a quorum. Want may imply some urgency in fulfilling a requirement or a desire: Willing workers are badly wanted. The room wants some final touch to make it homey. Need often suggests even more urgency than does want stressing the necessity of supplying what is lacking: to need an operation, better food, a match to light the fire. Require, which expresses necessity as strongly as need, occurs most frequently in serious or formal contexts: Your presence at the hearing is required. Successful experimentation requires careful attention to detail.


    1. surplus.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It means you put no thought or feeling into your ideas. Maybe you really don’t care about your point of view… perhaps you’re just saying it for the same of saying it, but don’t really believe it.

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago


  • jeligula
    1 month ago

    It means that you are unwilling to take a stance and defend it, that you mostly go with the flow.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    it means that you doubt yourself.

    its when you have a firm belief without uncertainty

    also, you can convince other people on your point

  • ?
    6 days ago

    It means you say you care with your mouth but your heart says HELL NO..

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    you don’t have gumption.

    no there saying you don’t stay to your guns and put your foot down on things

    in other words you are linnet

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I never hear that one, it’s outside of my experience.

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