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Synonyms for lacking

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    existent, adequate, existing, equal

  2. lacking, absent, missing, wantingadjective


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

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

    existing, adequate, existent, equal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lackingadjective

    deficient, insufficient, unsupplied, shy, wanting, devoid

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lacking":

    missing, lack

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  1. Xiong Xinguang:

    The thinking of the Huangpu District government and related department heads was paralyzed, with a serious lack of understanding of guarding against public security risks, preventative and response preparation was sorely lacking, early warnings on the night were weak, and the response measures were not suitable.

  2. Daniel Schwarzbach:

    It would be great to be able to track them back to their owners. But, lacking compliance with some sort of registration process, it’s very difficult.

  3. Carl Jung:

    Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place

  4. One HISD eighth-grade teacher:

    Teachers are lacking funding, the printer in my classroom was funded by people who donated to my page on www.donorschoose.org.

  5. New York:

    I really believe that the separate issue is: did Russia hack our election, did they penetrate our electoral systems, did they undermine any of our voting systems and voter registration? What was lacking in our systems that couldn't have prevented that and what do we do to prevent it in the future?, which is exactly what the 9/11 Commission did. They said what happened and then they said what did we not have that we needed to have and what do we need to build in the future to prevent a similar terrorist attack. We need the same analysis.

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