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Adjective
Deficient or inadequate in amount
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“Funds were severely lacking, and we would have a tough time paying our bills.”
Adjective
Deficient or inadequate in quality
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“The audio quality is quite clearly lacking in these sound files.”
Adjective
(of a quality) Absent or not present
“They knocked in a barrage of goals in the first two rounds, displaying a consistency sorely lacking in the past.”
Adjective
(lacking in) Without or deficient in (something)
“The concert was rather dull and lacking in energy.”
Adjective
Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Not having all the necessary or appropriate parts
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Subject to deprivation
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Being required or essential for a given objective
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Adjective
Having a need or requirement for something
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In dire need of something
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Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
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Adjective
With empty pockets
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Containing large numbers or amounts of someone or something
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Empty or not occupied
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Adjective
No longer present
Preposition
Not having or lacking in
Preposition
Without, deprived of (something)
Noun
With an insufficiency of
“None gave a sniff of atmosphere or a hint of the third dimension of depth that is lacking in all televisual presentations.”
Verb
Present participle for to have a need for something
“I lack funds for purchasing a new pair of shoes.”
Verb
Present participle for to be without or deficient in something
“I lack the height or athleticism to become a professional basketball player.”
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