- an insufficiency, shortage, or absence of something required or desired
- something that is required but is absent or in short supply
- when intr, often followed by in or for: to be deficient (in) or have need (of)
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlakɪŋ/USA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlækɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lak′ing)
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lack•ing /ˈlækɪŋ/USA pronunciation adj. [be + ~]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
not having or not having enough:was lacking in stamina.
lack•ing (lak′ing),USA pronunciation prep.WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
lack /læk/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
v. [not: be + ~-ing; see lacking ]
lack (lak),USA pronunciation n.
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lack /læk/ n
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Collocations: customer [service, support] is (certainly) lacking, is lacking in customer [service], is lacking in [size, quality], more...
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