Lacking and Unfinished


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Lacking adjective – Not coming up to an expected measure or meeting a particular need.
Unfinished and lacking are semantically related in not complete topic. In some cases you can use "Unfinished" instead an adjective "Lacking".
Nearby Words: lack, lacked
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Unfinished adjective – Not brought to the desired final state.
Lacking and unfinished are semantically related in imperfect topic. Sometimes you can use "Lacking" instead an adjective "Unfinished", if it concerns topics such as not complete, not completed.
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building lacking building unfinished building
lyrics lacking lyrics unfinished lyrics

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / A Christmas Carol Unfinished Business: Ghosts of people who did not take care of the poor in this life are doomed to wander the earth observing all the people they could have helped, but lacking the power to do anything.
  • As s consequence, she won't be able to talk to high-ranked people in the castle... Obvious Beta: The English language version of Princess Maker 2 is quite clearly in an unfinished state, with many endings lacking proper text.
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