AskDefine | Define lacking

Dictionary Definition

lacking adj
1 not existing; "innovation has been sadly lacking"; "character development is missing from the book" [syn: lacking(p), missing, nonexistent, wanting(a)]
2 inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting" [syn: deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)]

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Verb

lacking
  1. present participle of lack

Extensive Definition

To lack something is to not have it.
Lack can also refer to:

See also

  • Lakh, a term in India for 100000(105).
lacking in Yiddish: חסרון

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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