lacking lacking  /ˈlæ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) inadequate in amount or degree
  2. (adj) nonexistent

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After an investment of $20 billion, the V-22 Osprey arrives in Iraq to make its combat debut lacking both firepower and the ability to land safely.
  2. The advantage Dole has is that voters who find him lacking in all these ways will find Clinton even more lacking.

News

  1. Giant Propel Advanced SL 3 – first ride review

    Giant might be latecomers to the aero bike party, but they’re certainly not lacking in confidence when it comes to the Propel Advanced SL 3. In fact, they’re so confident they’ve  challenged Specialized (via Facebook) to a comparison test against the Venge in the all-new Specialized wind tunnel . We’ve tested the Giant Propel’s rivals and, while their ability to accelerate and hold speed is ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

  2. Looking for a new way to flavor your foods?

    If you are trying to cut back on salt, but find your foods are lacking in flavor, here are some blends that may help. You can combine these ingredients in a jar and cover tightly. Shake before sprinkling on foods and store in a dry, dark place. Chinese five-spice (for chicken, fish, or pork) Blend 1/4 cup of ground ginger, 2 tablepoons of ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ground all-spice, 1 ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Devils Lake Journal

  3. Fed Up Teachers Refuse to Teach Summer School in Texas

    Summer school in Dallas is lacking one critical component.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "What we are trying to do is to ensure no such event happens in future, by punishing those responsible leaders as well as enterprises. None of those companies lacking professional ethics or social morals will be let off," Wen said, according to...
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: Wen Jiabao Source: FOXNews

  2. "We had a great tournament, but made one mistake too many," Ballack said. "We were lacking power against a great Spanish team, we couldn't keep up with them."
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Michael Ballack Source: Toronto Star

  3. "As a result, personal views have been published as official government positions, and information has gone out that was inaccurate, incomplete or lacking in proper context. Reports and other documents, including on sensitive subjects, are routinely...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: ABC News (blog)

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