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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.”
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(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.”
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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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Needing
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Being required or essential for a given objective
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Not existent
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In dire need of something
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Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
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With empty pockets
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Containing large numbers or amounts of someone or something
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Not balanced
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Without or lacking in
Adjective
Empty or not occupied
Preposition
In the absence of
Preposition
With, or to, the exclusion of
Noun
With an insufficiency of
“Frequently, happiness studies are lacking a historical as well as a linguistic and a cultural dimension.”
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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