Definition for lacking

adjective as in wanting, deficient

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Example Sentences

So lacking, versus having, access to information stored on a computer increased, versus decreased, deliberate and spontaneous remembering of the information.

Unfortunately, the Shure wireless headphones are somewhat lacking in other important departments.

I look at the progress that has been made recently with deep learning and it’s dramatic, it’s pretty impressive—but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s fundamentally lacking.

The difference, though, was that his power on pitches that were low and in or away — whether over the plate or not — was entirely lacking.

Which makes this review somewhat lacking, as that stuff is basically the Defender's raison d'être.

Due to the video lacking audio, what they were fighting about remains a mystery—“was Jay cheating?”

“The psychology of BDSM is lacking in other formal training regiments and interactions,” added Stella.

Lacking any sense of irony, Eldridge made campaign-finance reform a signature plank.

His only known run-in with the law was a 300-euro fine for failing to stop at the scene of an accident and lacking insurance.

Strapped for medical staff and lacking in the resources needed to treat the 5,338 suspected cases, the numbers are soaring.

European tobacco is lacking in flavor and is less powerful than the tobacco of America.

Some critics feel that, despite much that is desirable in her work, the soul is lacking in the women she paints.

Yet there never was lacking a volunteer, either man or woman, to go to that well and obtain the precious water.

Never lacking natural dignity, he was not punctilious in mere matters of form.

Now here was a lover's meeting, not lacking the shy, downward glance of dark eyes as steel-blue eyes flashed frank admiration.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lacking, such as: flawed, inadequate, incomplete, impaired, missing, and needed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.