wanting
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwɑntɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwɒntɪŋ/
Adjective

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.
Preposition
  1. Without, except, but.
  2. less, short of, minus.
Verb
  1. present participle of want#English|want
Noun

wanting (plural wantings)

  1. The state of wanting something; desire.



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