Definition Of lacking


be without or deficient in.

the novel lacks imagination

not available or in short supply.

adequate resources and funds are both sadly lacking at present

Example Of lacking

  • A chiming grandfather clock is all that is lacking to complete a scene redolent of a bygone era framed by stuffiness and reserve.

  • Anti-car policies, on the other hand, are still painfully lacking in Edinburgh.

  • Confidence in the future of the Social Security system has been lacking for a long time.

  • Despite his excitement, there are few things Ignaciuk finds lacking in his life in Bulgaria.

  • Even the seeds are partly or wholly lacking , and when present are very thin and small.

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