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lacking

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of lacking

  1. 1 not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need we felt the afternoon television offerings were somewhat lacking in entertainment value Synonyms of lacking deficient, inadequate, insufficient, short, low, scarce, shy, wantingWords Related to lacking substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; hand-to-mouth, lean, light, meager (or meagre), niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparse, stingy; bare, mere, minimum; slight, smallNear Antonyms of lacking abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; abounding, overflowing, teeming; satisfactory, tolerable; lavish, luxuriant, rich; big, considerable, hefty, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, superAntonyms of lacking adequate, enough, sufficient

  2. 2 not present or in evidence for the moment anyway, wood for the fireplace is lacking Synonyms of lacking absent, missing, nonexistent, wantingWords Related to lacking dead, departed, extinct, lost, perished, vanished; defunct, done, expired, finished, lapsed, obsolete, over, passé; inadequate, insufficient, rare, scarce, sparse, uncommonNear Antonyms of lacking active, alive, animate, living, thriving; current, going, prevailing, uncanceled; common, prevalent; apparent, conspicuous, evident, obvious, plainAntonyms of lacking existent, present



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