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English adjective: lacking

1. lacking inadequate in amount or degree

SamplesA deficient education.
Deficient in common sense.
Lacking in stamina.
Tested and found wanting.

Synonymsdeficient, wanting

Similarinadequate, unequal

Antonymsadequate, equal

2. lacking nonexistent

SamplesThe thumb is absent.
Her appetite was lacking.

Synonymsabsent, missing, wanting


Antonymsexistent, existing

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