Lacking - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlækɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word lacking
Brit.  |ˈlakɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word lacking
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to lack


- inadequate in amount or degree(syn: deficient, wanting)

lacking in stamina

- nonexistent(syn: absent, missing, wanting)

her appetite was lacking


He was lacking in confidence.

She seems to be entirely lacking in intelligence.

The new designs have all been found lacking in some important way.

Financial backing for the project is still lacking.

These qualities are sadly lacking today.

She has never been accused of lacking confidence.

The film's plot was notably lacking.

The candidate was lacking in charisma.

He is lacking even the most elementary notions of fairness.

He's self-conscious about few things, period, and so utterly lacking in neurosis that it's unnerving, frankly.

He is sorely lacking in social skills.

Time is lacking for a full explanation.

He was lacking in steam.

Evidence to support these claims is still lacking.

Dave was lacking in the trustworthiness department.

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