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Synonyms for lacking
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  1. deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)adjective

    inadequate in amount or degree

    "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"

    Antonyms:
    existent, adequate, existing, equal

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wantingadjective

    nonexistent

    "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

    Synonyms:
    abstracted, scatty, lacking(p), wanting, wanting(p), absentminded, deficient, absent, missing

    Antonyms:
    existing, adequate, existent, equal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 2 votes

  1. lackingadjective

    Synonyms:
    deficient, insufficient, unsupplied, shy, wanting, devoid

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "lacking":

    missing, lack

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How to use lacking in a sentence?

  1. Rick Perry:

    I think we have the laws in place. Enforcement of those laws is what seems to be lacking, both in Charleston and here in Lafayette, Louisiana.

  2. Mohamed Bazza:

    Getting prepared for a drought requires integration (between various government agencies), this collaboration has usually been lacking.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    If a man wants to become a hero, the snake must first become a dragon: otherwise he is lacking his proper enemy.

  4. Juror No. 1:

    They couldn't even provide a risk assessment and it sounded like they hadn't done one, so their organization leading up to this was lacking. That's what I mean by they were negligent in the operation.

  5. Lance Lenoir:

    Unfortunately, we are severely lacking in technology, it’s difficult trying to find something in a specific geologic region that is in a confined space that can be 4 feet in diameter and 90 feet underground.


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