The result of not being able to buy, beg, borrow, steal, extort, create, wait for, or otherwise obtain an item, service or condition.

Often synonymous with "sacrifice".

husband: "Honey, I know Junior is bleeding from his eyeballs, the dog has worms, our car has no brakes, the house is up for foreclosure, we're down to our last $20 and we're out of food... But can I pleeeease get my bowling ball customized?"
wife: "#$%&^@*!!!"