lacking Definition

  • 1not having something that is needed or wanted
  • 2deficient or inadequate in some way

Using lacking: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lacking" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The team is lacking in experience.

  • Example

    Her essay was lacking in depth and analysis.

  • Example

    The soup was delicious but lacking in salt.

  • Example

    The company's budget is lacking this year.

lacking Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with lacking

  • not having enough of something, especially a quality or characteristic


    The report was lacking in detail.

  • not having enough of something, especially a resource or material


    The hospital is lacking for medical supplies.

  • the state of not having enough of something


    The lack of funding has hindered the project's progress.


Summary: lacking in Brief

'Lacking' [ˈlakɪŋ] means not having something that is needed or wanted, or being deficient or inadequate in some way. It can describe a range of situations from lacking in experience to lacking in salt. Phrases like 'lacking in something' and 'lack of something' are commonly used to describe the absence of a quality or resource.

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