lacking美 ['lækɪŋ] 英 ['lækɪŋ]
1.~ (in sth)
having none or not enough of sth
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) .
not present or not available
I feel there is something lacking in my life.
without or with not enough of something that is needed
not present or available
if something important or useful is lacking, it does not exist or is not available
He said the settlement "seems to be lacking in transparency. "
Lacking a strong identity of his own, he seeks to construct one second-hand by absorbing the opinions of others.
Some were not able to put up a sufficient number of candidates, lacking the funds to pay the $500 fees.
Basic information about who uses how much water is lacking.
Lacking any such restraint is year-on-year grade inflation across the board. And that, like continental drift, is hard to see in action.
They thought of the individual as totally lacking in significance except in so far as he was a member of some social group.
If such a counterpoise was lacking, A was bound to result in B, and it is permissible to call the outcome B inevitable.
Other studies find no evidence for or against The PHH, a major obstacle in this literature is that data on regulation is often lacking.
The goal was not to make you ignore +armor trinkets. The goal was that a bear lacking those trinkets wouldn't be at such a disadvantage.
Everyone likes to talk a greatgame but the execution is often lacking.