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Definition of lacking adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1lacking (in something) having none or not enough of something She's not usually lacking in confidence. The book is completely lacking in originality. He was hired as a teacher but was found lacking (= was thought not to be good enough).
  2. 2not present or not available synonym missing I feel there is something lacking in my life.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lacking

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