Wanting meaning

wŏn'tĭng, wôn'-
Absent; lacking.

What is wanting is a real understanding of the issue.

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Not measuring up to standards or expectations.

Found his performance wanting.

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Without; missing.

A shirt wanting a button.

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Minus; less.

An hour wanting 15 minutes.

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Absent; lacking; missing.

A coat with some buttons wanting.

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Not up to some standard; inadequate in some essential.

Weighed and found wanting.

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Lacking (something); without.

A watch wanting a minute hand.

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Minus; less.

A year wanting two weeks.

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Present participle of want.
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The state of wanting something; desire.
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wanting in
  • Deficient in.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

wanting in