Definition of Lacking

1. Adjective. Inadequate in amount or degree. "Tested and found wanting"

Exact synonyms: Deficient, Wanting
Similar to: Inadequate, Unequal
Derivative terms: Deficiency



2. Adjective. Nonexistent. "Her appetite was lacking"
Exact synonyms: Absent, Missing, Wanting
Similar to: Nonexistent

Definition of Lacking

1. Verb. (present participle of lack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lacking

1. lack [v] - See also: lack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacking

lackaday
lackbrain
lackbrains
lacke
lacked
lacker
lackered
lackering
lackers
lackest
lacketh
lackey
lackeyed
lackeying
lackeys
lacking (current term)
lacking(p)
lackland
lacklands
lackluster
lacklusterly
lacklusterness
lacklusters
lacklustre
lacklustrely
lacklustreness
lacks
lacmus
lacmuses
laconian

Literary usage of Lacking

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1. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"(lacking clasps, slightly wormed throughout, title-page damaged at margin), ... ( lacking part of title-page, first and last leaves mounted. blank portion ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"The defendant demurred to the petition, upon the grounds that the alleged contract attached thereto was void for want of consideration ; that it was lacking ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"They are lacking, however, in real poetic vitality, and so are seldom heard to-day. In 1840, the year of Schumann's marriage with Clara Wieck, ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"External evidence is wholly lacking for such a purpose; but it solves some of the most difficult internal troubles. The doctrinal standpoint of the book is ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"At once an internecine conflict began within the Arian pale, for heresy, lacking the internal cohesive element of authority, can only be held together by ..."

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