- 1Not available or in short supply: adequate resources are sadly lackingMore example sentences
- Even the seeds are partly or wholly lacking, and when present are very thin and small.
- Reports of exactly what is happening or has happened in Tal Afar are lacking, and those that are available have little detail.
- Police presence, which is lacking, should act as a deterrent for criminals.
- 1.1(Of a quality) absent: there was something lacking in our marriageMore example sentences
- All the qualities that were so sadly lacking seven days earlier were there in abundance against the Sky Blues.
- Innovation is sorely lacking in so many areas of life, he said.
- They knocked in a barrage of goals in the first two rounds, displaying a consistency sorely lacking in the past.
- 1.2Deficient or inadequate: the students are not lacking in intellectual ability workers were asked in what way they found their managers lackingMore example sentences
deficient, defective, inadequate, wanting, limited, flawed, faulty, insufficient, unacceptable, impaired, imperfect, second-rate, restricted, inferiorwithout, devoid of, bereft of, bankrupt of, destitute of, empty of, deprived of, free from/of; deficient in, low on, short on, in need of• informal minus
- To be fair to the Tralee side they were not lacking in spirit and endeavour and they made the visitors fight every inch of the way.
- Many Army barracks are overcrowded and lacking in modern amenities, such as air conditioning.
- For someone so lacking in motivation, he has done quite well for himself.