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Origin of lacking
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of lack
Examples from the Web for lacking
“The psychology of BDSM is lacking in other formal training regiments and interactions,” added Stella.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lacking any sense of irony, Eldridge made campaign-finance reform a signature plank.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His only known run-in with the law was a 300-euro fine for failing to stop at the scene of an accident and lacking insurance.Showing the Faces of Its Murderers, ISIS Shows Its Global Reach|Tracy McNicoll|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Strapped for medical staff and lacking in the resources needed to treat the 5,338 suspected cases, the numbers are soaring.
His tweets and Instagram photos also seem to point to a clear motive, lacking in so many other school shootings.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There the American troops, lacking necessary food and blankets, shivered and almost starved during the long winter.Lafayette, We Come!|Rupert S. Holland
"He certainly is not lacking in audacity," thought Mr. Morgan.Brave and Bold|Horatio Alger
Lacking an organizer, nobody knew what to do; and if he had wished to enhance his value, he couldn't have chosen a better way.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson
Lacking a coffee urn, some grocers make their brews in large-size home-service coffee-making devices.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
I felt, with renewed force, that a note was lacking to the full harmony of my life, and I threw myself upon a bank.
Word Origin for lack
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."
late 12c., perhaps from Middle Dutch laken "to be wanting," from lak (n.) "deficiency, fault," or an unrecorded native cognate word (see lack (n.)). Related: Lacked; lacking.