lacking adj.

VERBS be, feel, seem Her life felt lacking in direction and purpose. | find sth an area of policy where the government has been found seriously lacking

ADV. seriously | altogether, completely, entirely, quite, totally, wholly The book is altogether lacking in originality. | a bit, a little, rather, somewhat | apparently | clearly, conspicuously, distinctly, notably, noticeably, obviously Tom was conspicuously lacking in enthusiasm for the idea. | singularly | curiously, strangely | sadly, sorely, woefully

PREP. from the passion sadly lacking from his performance | in Her remarks were curiously lacking in perception.