Lacking and Short


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Lacking adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Usage example: we felt the afternoon television offerings were somewhat lacking in entertainment value

Short is a synonym for lacking in wanting topic. In some cases you can use "Short" instead the word "Lacking" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like deficient.
Nearby Words: lack, lacked
Synonyms for Lacking


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Short adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Usage example: regrettably, the art supplies are short this year, so you'll have to share

Lacking is a synonym for short in scarce topic. You can use "Lacking" instead an adjective "Short", if it concerns topics such as property, insufficient, deficient.
Nearby Words: shorten, shortened, shortage, shortness, shorted
Synonyms for Short

Things that words describes

subjects lacking subjects short subjects

Both words in one sentence

  • But here's where the irony comes into play: in the manga, the final battle with Raphaello is insanely short and lacking any kind of fulfilling climax, whereas the anime's is a much more emotional affair complete with a Tear Jerker of an insert song.
    Source: Gecko Ending
  • Boyish Short Hair This choice of having short hair usually indicates a girl has a more masculine personality, is tough and aggressive, or is lacking in vanity, perhaps being business-like and brainy.
  • Video Game / Tales of Innocence The game is short and regrettably lacking in puzzles, or indeed interesting stages at all.
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