Meaning of “lacking” in the English Dictionary

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"lacking" in British English

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uk /ˈlæk.ɪŋ/ us /ˈlæk.ɪŋ/
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.
be lacking in sth

C1 to not have a quality:

He's totally lacking in charm.

(Definition of “lacking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)