deficiency; lack; scarce; vacant post; to run short of

strokes 10
strokes after radical 4
保残守缺 保殘守缺 bao3 can2 shou3 que1
conservative; to preserve the outmoded

抱残守缺 抱殘守缺 bao4 can2 shou3 que1
to cherish the outmoded and preserve the outworn (idiom); conservative; stickler for tradition

悲剧缺陷 悲劇缺陷 bei1 ju4 que1 xian4
tragic flaw (Aristotle's hamartia)

必不可缺 必不可缺 bi4 bu4 ke3 que1
see 必不可少

补缺 補缺 bu3 que1
to fill a vacancy; to make up for a shortage; to supply a deficiency

补缺拾遗 補缺拾遺 bu3 que1 shi2 yi2
see 拾遺補缺|拾遗补缺

不可或缺 不可或缺 bu4 ke3 huo4 que1
necessary; must have

不可缺少 不可缺少 bu4 ke3 que1 shao3

残缺 殘缺 can2 que1
badly damaged; shattered

出缺 出缺 chu1 que1
to fall vacant; a job opening at a high level

出生缺陷 出生缺陷 chu1 sheng1 que1 xian4
birth defect

短缺 短缺 duan3 que1

对称破缺 對稱破缺 dui4 chen4 po4 que1
symmetry breaking (physics)

肥缺 肥缺 fei2 que1
lucrative post

候缺 候缺 hou4 que1
waiting for a vacancy

俭则不缺 儉則不缺 jian3 ze2 bu4 que1
frugality prevents destitution (idiom)

紧缺 緊缺 jin3 que1
in short supply; scarce

空缺 空缺 kong4 que1

亏缺 虧缺 kui1 que1
to be lacking; to fall short of; to wane; deficit; deficient

匮缺 匱缺 kui4 que1
to be deficient in sth; to be short of sth (supplies, money etc)

列缺 列缺 lie4 que1
lightning (archaic word)

列缺霹雳 列缺霹靂 lie4 que1 pi1 li4
thunder and lightning

零缺点 零缺點 ling2 que1 dian3
zero defect; faultless; impeccable

内部缺陷 內部缺陷 nei4 bu4 que1 xian4
internal flaw

能源短缺 能源短缺 neng2 yuan2 duan3 que1
energy shortage

宁缺毋滥 寧缺毋濫 ning4 que1 wu2 lan4
better to have nothing (than substandard choice) (idiom); would prefer to go without than accept shoddy option

宁缺勿滥 寧缺勿濫 ning4 que1 wu4 lan4
same as 寧缺毋濫|宁缺毋滥

破缺 破缺 po4 que1

奇缺 奇缺 qi2 que1
very short of (food, clean water etc); extreme shortage; deficit

欠缺 欠缺 qian4 que1
to be deficient in; lapse; deficiency

缺德 缺德 que1 de2
to be lacking in moral sense; to lack common basic respect for others; lacking in virtue; mischievous; wicked; cruel; mean

缺德鬼 缺德鬼 que1 de2 gui3
public nuisance; a wicked, mean spirited individual

缺德事 缺德事 que1 de2 shi4
misdeed; immoral action; wicked deed; a deliberate wrongdoing

缺点 缺點 que1 dian3
weak point; fault; shortcoming; disadvantage

缺额 缺額 que1 e2

缺乏 缺乏 que1 fa2
to lack; to be short of; lack; shortage

缺乏症 缺乏症 que1 fa2 zheng4
clinical deficiency

缺憾 缺憾 que1 han4
a regret; sth regrettable

缺货 缺貨 que1 huo4
lack of supplies; unavailable goods

缺口 缺口 que1 kou3
nick; jag; gap; shortfall

缺粮 缺糧 que1 liang2
to lack food supplies

缺漏 缺漏 que1 lou4
to overlook; omissions; deficiencies

缺钱 缺錢 que1 qian2
shortage of money

缺少 缺少 que1 shao3
lack; shortage of; shortfall; to be short (of); to lack

缺省 缺省 que1 sheng3
default (setting)

缺失 缺失 que1 shi1
deficiency; shortcoming; hiatus

缺水 缺水 que1 shui3
water shortage; dehydration

缺损 缺損 que1 sun3
defective; defect

缺席 缺席 que1 xi2
absence; absent

缺陷 缺陷 que1 xian4
defect; flaw; physical defect

缺心少肺 缺心少肺 que1 xin1 shao3 fei4
brainless; stupid

缺心眼 缺心眼 que1 xin1 yan3
stupid; senseless; dim-witted

缺心眼儿 缺心眼兒 que1 xin1 yan3 er5
erhua variant of 缺心眼

缺血 缺血 que1 xue4
lack of blood

缺氧 缺氧 que1 yang3
lacking oxygen; anaerobic

缺氧症 缺氧症 que1 yang3 zheng4

缺一不可 缺一不可 que1 yi1 bu4 ke3
not a single one is dispensable; can't do without either

缺衣少食 缺衣少食 que1 yi1 shao3 shi2
short of food and clothing; destitute

缺油 缺油 que1 you2
oil shortage

缺嘴 缺嘴 que1 zui3

人类免疫缺陷病毒 人類免疫缺陷病毒 ren2 lei4 mian3 yi4 que1 xian4 bing4 du2
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

拾遗补缺 拾遺補缺 shi2 yi2 bu3 que1
to remedy omissions and correct errors (idiom)

完好无缺 完好無缺 wan2 hao3 wu2 que1
in perfect condition; without any defect

完美无缺 完美無缺 wan2 mei3 wu2 que1
perfect and without blemish; flawless; to leave nothing to be desired

无缺 無缺 wu2 que1

稀缺 稀缺 xi1 que1
scarce; scarcity

先天性缺陷 先天性缺陷 xian1 tian1 xing4 que1 xian4
birth defect

虚缺号 虛缺號 xu1 que1 hao4
Chinese blank character □ (punct. used to represent an unreadable character)

言语缺陷 言語缺陷 yan2 yu3 que1 xian4
speech defect

遗缺 遺缺 yi2 que1

余缺 餘缺 yu2 que1
surplus and shortfall

语言缺陷 語言缺陷 yu3 yan2 que1 xian4
speech defect

暂缺 暫缺 zan4 que1
currently in short supply; in deficit (of commodity); currently vacant (position)

注意力缺失症 注意力缺失症 zhu4 yi4 li4 que1 shi1 zheng4
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

注意力缺陷过动症 注意力缺陷過動症 zhu4 yi4 li4 que1 xian4 guo4 dong4 zheng4
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

自发对称破缺 自發對稱破缺 zi4 fa1 dui4 chen4 po4 que1
spontaneous symmetry breaking (physics)