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Adjective
Deficient or inadequate in amount
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“Funds were severely lacking, and we would have a tough time paying our bills.”
Adjective
Deficient or inadequate in quality
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“The audio quality is quite clearly lacking in these sound files.”
Adjective
(of a quality) Absent or not present
“They knocked in a barrage of goals in the first two rounds, displaying a consistency sorely lacking in the past.”
Adjective
(lacking in) Without or deficient in (something)
“The concert was rather dull and lacking in energy.”
Adjective
Lacking in something, especially something that is needed or expected
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Not producing any desired or required effect
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Not having all the necessary or appropriate parts
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Being required or essential for a given objective
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Having a need or requirement for something
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Feeling defeated due to lacking the expected result or outcome
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In dire need of something
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Having below average income or lacking money to sufficiently live comfortably
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Ambiguous or undecided, not having or leading to a conclusion
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Adjective
Actively looking to acquire or purchase a specific item or service
Adjective
No longer present
Preposition
Not having or lacking in
Preposition
Without, deprived of (something)
Noun
Deficiency in quantity or quality
Verb
Present participle for to be without or deficient in something
“I lack the height or athleticism to become a professional basketball player.”
Verb
Present participle for to have a need for something
“I lack funds for purchasing a new pair of shoes.”
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