Definition of Lacking in English :

Define Lacking in English

Lacking meaning in English

Meaning of Lacking in English

Pronunciation of Lacking in English

Lacking pronunciation in English

Pronounce Lacking in English


see synonyms of lacking


1. deficient, lacking, wanting

inadequate in amount or degree

Example Sentences:
'a deficient education'
'deficient in common sense'
'lacking in stamina'
'tested and found wanting'

2. absent, lacking, missing, wanting


Example Sentences:
'the thumb is absent'
'her appetite was lacking'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of lacking
missing or absent
Communication is really important but it's often sadly lacking.
What is lacking is excitement about what the Party will do if it wins.
'What is lacking in this case,' he concluded, 'Is a corpse.'
deficient in or not having enough of
not lacking in confidence
She felt nervous, increasingly lacking in confidence about herself.
Are you frequently lacking in energy and motivation?
Are these youngsters so lacking in imagination that all they can think of to do is set cars on fire?
inadequate; not good enough
Why was military intelligence so lacking?

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see synonyms of lacking
1. Deficiency or absence: Lack of funding brought the project to a halt.
2. A particular deficiency or absence: Owing to a lack of supporters, the reforms did not succeed.
v. lacked, lack·ing, lacks
To be without or in need of: lacked the strength to lift the box.
1. To be missing or deficient: We suspected that he was lying, but proof was lacking.
2. To be in need of something: She does not lack for friends.

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