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(adj.sat, verb, noun, adj.)


There are 9 meanings of the word Lacking.

How to pronounce lacking:


Lacking - as an adjective satellite

Inadequate in amount or degree

Example: "A deficient education"

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Example: "The thumb is absent"

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Lacking - as a verb

To be without, to need, to require.

Example: "My life lacks excitement."

To be short (of or for something).

Example: "He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money."

To be in want.

To see the deficiency in (someone or something); to find fault with, to malign, reproach.

Lacking - as a noun

The absence of something; a lack.

Lacking - as an adjective

Missing or not having enough of (a good quality, etc).

Example: "This cheese is lacking in pungency."

Not carrying a firearm.

Example: "Are you packing or lacking?"

Example Sentences

"The student's essay was lacking in depth and originality."
"The team's performance was lacking in enthusiasm."
"His explanation was lacking in clarity."
"She received a low score due to lacking effort in her project."
"The old house was lacking proper insulation."
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Word Game Points

Is LACKING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, lacking is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

LACKING has a SCRABBLE points total of 14.

Is LACKING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, lacking is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
LACKING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 18.

Is LACKING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, lacking is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
LACKING has a WORDFEUD points total of 16.

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