how to pronounce lacking


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lacking is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lacking in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of the case not lacking interest which …”

meanings of lacking


  1. Present participle of lack.


  1. The absence of something; a lack.


  1. Missing or not having enough of (a good quality, etc).

lacking frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word lacking occurs in english on average 16 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lacking can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lacking can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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