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adjective [never before noun]
if something important or useful is lacking, it does not exist or is not availablesadly/distinctly/noticeably lacking (= completely lacking):lacking in:
Concern for passenger safety has, up till now, been sadly lacking.be found lacking (= be unable to do what is necessary or expected):
She seems to be totally lacking in common sense.
If someone needed first aid, would you be found lacking?
English dictionary. 2014.
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lacking — index defective, deficient, delinquent (overdue), devoid, essential (required), faulty, imperfect … Law dictionary
lacking — [adj] wanting, deficient can’t cut it*, coming up short*, defective, deprived of, flawed, impaired, inadequate, incomplete, minus, missing, needed, needing, not hacking it*, not making it*, sans, short, without; concepts 546,771 Ant. abundant,… … New thesaurus
lacking — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ absent or deficient … English terms dictionary
lacking — lack|ing [ lækıŋ ] adjective never before noun ** if something important or useful is lacking, it does not exist or is not available: sadly/distinctly/noticeably lacking (=completely lacking): Concern for passenger safety has, up until now, been… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
lacking — lack|ing [ˈlækıŋ] adj [not before noun] 1.) not having enough of something or any of it lacking in ▪ He was lacking in confidence . ▪ She seems to be entirely lacking in intelligence. ▪ The new designs have all been found lacking in some… … Dictionary of contemporary English
lacking — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem ▪ Her life felt lacking in direction and purpose. ▪ find sth ▪ an area of policy where the government has been found seriously lacking … Collocations dictionary
lacking — adj. 1) badly, completely, sadly, totally, utterly lacking 2) lacking in (lacking in common sense) * * * [ lækɪŋ] completely sadly totally utterly lacking badly lacking in (lacking in common sense) … Combinatory dictionary
lacking — adjective (not before noun) 1 be lacking in to not have enough of something such as a quality or skill: She seems to be sadly lacking in tact. 2 if something that you need is lacking, you do not have it: Financial backing for the project is still … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
lacking — [[t]l akɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, usu ADJ in n If something or someone is lacking in a particular quality, they do not have any of it or enough of it. → See also lack ...if your hair is lacking in lustre and feeling dry... She felt nervous … English dictionary
lacking — [ˈlækɪŋ] adj if something is lacking, there is none of it, or not enough of it Concern for passenger safety has been sadly lacking.[/ex] She seems to be lacking in common sense.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English