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lacking

adjective uk   /ˈlæk.ɪŋ/ us  
be lacking C2 If something that you need is lacking, you do not have enough of it: Enthusiasm has been sadly lacking these past months at work.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things be lacking in sth C1 to not have a quality: He's totally lacking in charm.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
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