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Definition of lacking adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    lacking

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈlækɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlækɪŋ//
     
    [not before noun]
     
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  1. 1  lacking (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 taken on as a teacher but was found lacking (= was thought not to be good enough).
  2. 2  not present or not available synonym missing I feel there is something lacking in my life.
  3. Extra examples Her remarks were curiously lacking in perception. The book is altogether lacking in originality. Tom was conspicuously lacking in enthusiasm for the idea. an area of policy where the government has been found seriously lacking the passion sadly lacking from his performance He was taken on as a teacher but was found lacking. She’s not usually lacking in confidence.
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