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Adjective: wanting  wón-ting
  1. Nonexistent
    - lacking, absent, missing
  2. Inadequate in amount or degree
    "tested and found wanting";
    - deficient, lacking
  3. Not present or included (despite being expected, required or desired)
    - bereft, missing, lacking, devoid
Verb: want  wónt
  1. Have a wish for
    "I want my own room"; "I want to go home now";
    - desire
  2. Have a requirement for
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner";
    - need, require
  3. Hunt or look for; require for a particular reason
    "Your former neighbour is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
  4. Wish or demand the presence of
    "I want you here at noon!"
  5. Be without, lack; be deficient in
    "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

See also: inadequate, nonexistent, unequal

Type of: be, demand, lack, look for, miss, search, seek

Encyclopedia: Wanting

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