wanting

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Adjective[edit]

wanting (comparative more wanting, superlative most wanting)

  1. That wants or desires.
  2. Absent or lacking.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 171,
      [] but where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given.
  3. Deficient.
    • 1993, Dana Stabenow, Dead in the Water, →ISBN, page 151:
      Kate felt privileged to have been permitted to speak through it and she was glad that, as before, she had been judged and not found wanting

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Preposition[edit]

wanting

  1. without

Verb[edit]

wanting

  1. present participle of want

Noun[edit]

wanting (plural wantings)

  1. The state of wanting something; desire.