UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlakɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlækɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(laking)

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. customer [service, support] is (certainly) lacking
  2. is lacking in customer [service]
  3. is lacking in [size, quality]
  4. is (not) lacking for [support, attention]
  5. [totally, completely, severely, alarmingly] lacking in [finesse, charm]
  6. [excitement, support] has been lacking [this month, lately]
  7. [details, resources] are [sadly, disappointingly] lacking
  8. was found to be lacking
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. lacks [understanding, empathy, compassion, conviction]
  2. lack [food, water, the bare necessities]
  3. lack [information, knowledge, evidence] (about)
  4. lack a [clear, sufficient] understanding of
  5. lack access to [water, electricity, basic sanitation]
  6. lack access to [clean, safe, running] water
  7. lack the necessary [skill, capacity, resources]
  8. lacks the [skill] necessary to
  9. lack the sense (not) to
  10. lack (personal) [discipline, control]
  11. lacks a certain [something, warmth, spark, je ne sais quoi]
  12. what we lack in [numbers, experience, authority, power, resources]
  13. is lacking an [adequate, sufficient, necessary] education
  14. lack [5 votes] to [win, get a majority]
  15. will never lack for [friends, help, support]
  1. a [complete, total, shocking, distinct] lack of
  2. due to a lack of [iron, understanding, information, confidence]
  3. but not for (a) lack of [effort, hard work]
  4. a lack of [resources, funds, money]
  5. feel the lack of [money, support]
  6. [from, due to] a lack of [fresh air, vitamin C]
  7. have a lack of access (to)
  8. there is a lack of (affordable housing)
  9. the lack of evidence suggests that
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