Lacking

  • 1 lacking — index defective, deficient, delinquent (overdue), devoid, essential (required), faulty, imperfect …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 lacking — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ absent or deficient …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 lacking */*/ — UK [ˈlækɪŋ] / US 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 till now, been… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 lacking — /lak ing/, prep. 1. being without; not having; wanting; less: Lacking equipment, the laboratory couldn t undertake the research project. adj. 2. wanting; deficient: He was found lacking in stamina. [1350 1400; ME; see LACK, ING2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 lacking — adj. 1 absent or deficient (money was lacking; is lacking in determination). 2 colloq. deficient in intellect; mentally subnormal …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 Lacking — Lack Lack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacked} (l[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lacking}.] 1. To blame; to find fault with. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Love them and lakke them not. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 lacking — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. needed, deprived of, missing; see wanting . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking an essential element: defective, deficient, incomplete, wanting. See BETTER, EXCESS. 2. Deficient in a usual or needed amount:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 lacking — /ˈlækɪŋ/ (say laking) adjective (sometimes followed by in) deficient: lacking in good taste …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 lacking — Synonyms and related words: absconded, absent, adulterated, arrested, away, bankrupt in, bare of, bereaved, bereaved of, bereft, bereft of, blemished, callow, cut off, damaged, defective, deficient, deleted, denuded, denuded of, departed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 lacking — adj. missing, absent, without prep. without, needing, wanting, deficient in læk n. need, want; shortage; absence v. be short of; be without, be missing; need, want …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 lacking — adjective absent or deficient …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 lacking — prep 1. without, wanting, in want of, sans; destitute of, short of; for want of. adj 2. deficient, needing, missing, shy; imperfect, defective, flawed, impaired, incomplete, unfinished; inadequate, insufficient, unsatisfactory, mediocre, inferior …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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