Antonyms for lacking

Grammar : Adj
Spell : lak-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlæk ɪŋ

Definition of lacking

Origin :
  • c.1300, "absence, want; shortage, deficiency," perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *lac, or else borrowed from Middle Dutch lak "deficiency, fault;" in either case from Proto-Germanic *laka- (cf. Old Frisian lek "disadvantage, damage," Old Norse lakr "lacking"), from PIE *leg- "to dribble, trickle." Middle English also had lackless "without blame or fault."
  • adj wanting, deficient
Example sentences :
  • "He certainly is not lacking in audacity," thought Mr. Morgan.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • And not only are these gone, but we are lacking in a knowledge of Hebrew phraseology.
  • Extract from : « A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II] » by Benedict of Spinoza
  • He began to understand, for he was not lacking in intelligence.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Mary's usual quickness was not lacking even now, in this period of extremity.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • All these characteristics are lacking in the works after "Timon."
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • This was early in August, but there were not lacking symptoms of change in old Grumpy.
  • Extract from : « Johnny Bear » by E. T. Seton
  • As Raphael is supposed to have said, all that was lacking to him was knowledge of the antique.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • The sinner is only a being who is without strength because he is lacking in grace.
  • Extract from : « Initiation into Philosophy » by Emile Faguet
  • This brought to Adams's lips a feeble smile not lacking in a kind of vanity, as feeble.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Then the scholar said: “It shall not be said of me that I was lacking in respect.”
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various

Synonyms for lacking

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