[ US /ˈɫækɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /lˈækɪŋ/ ]
  1. inadequate in amount or degree
    tested and found wanting
    lacking in stamina
    deficient in common sense
    a deficient education
  2. nonexistent
    the thumb is absent
    her appetite was lacking
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How To Use lacking In A Sentence

  • Also, the kind of good governance needed for a long term regional vision was lacking.
  • Despite his excitement, there are few things Ignaciuk finds lacking in his life in Bulgaria.
  • Books in digital format, also known as e-books, can be read on devices lacking the power and screen space to afford a regular Web browser.
  • The rocking motion of the treadle and the gentle clacking of the machine often lulled the restless child.
  • It was seldom spectacular, lacking the Van Gogh-like, wild-eyed artistry of Cunningham, but it worked.
  • Lacking auditory and visual cues, the e-mail message or newsgroup post can be productively ambiguous in tone.
  • Lethargic and lacking self-confidence, he was a quiet dreamer, with interests in theology, art history, and oriental religions.
  • Colours were good, if none too subtle, but poor contrast made for murky dark scenes with objects lacking depth. Times, Sunday Times
  • The result: a spare, jagged, supremely efficient novel (183 pages) that, although utterly lacking in exposition, lays bare an entire world of workaday lowlifes trying to get by on the fringes of organized crime. New Fiction
  • Hypocrisy, though not evident regarding Bennett, is far superior to its replacement in the modern era, relativistic amoralism, as pure behavior seems lacking amongst our fellow humans. "For Republicans, there's only one candidate of hope: Hillary Rodham Clinton."
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