- absent; lacking; missing: a coat with some buttons wanting
- not up to some standard; inadequate in some essential: weighed and found wanting
- lacking (something); without: a watch wanting a minute hand
- minus; less: a year wanting two weeks
See wanting in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Absent; lacking.
- Not measuring up to standards or expectations.
- Minus; less: an hour wanting 15 minutes.
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