wanting


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want·ing

 (wŏn′tĭng, wôn′-)
adj.
1. Absent; lacking: What is wanting is a real understanding of the issue.
2. Not measuring up to standards or expectations: found his performance wanting.
prep.
1. Without; missing: a shirt wanting a button.
2. Minus; less: an hour wanting 15 minutes.

wanting

(ˈwɒntɪŋ)
adj (postpositive)
1. lacking or absent; missing
2. not meeting requirements or expectations: you have been found wanting.
prep
3. without
4. archaic minus

want•ing

(ˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-)

adj.
1. lacking or absent: a motor with some of the parts wanting.
2. deficient in some part or respect: to be wanting in courtesy.
prep.
3. lacking; without: a box wanting a lid.
4. less; minus: a century wanting three years.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wanting - nonexistent; "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
nonexistent - not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent"
2.wanting - inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

wanting

adjective
2. lacking, missing, absent, incomplete, needing, short, shy I feel as if something important is wanting in my life.
lacking full, complete, saturated, replete

wanting

adjective
1. Not present:
2. Deficient in a usual or needed amount:
3. Lacking an essential element:
4. Not having a desirable element:
Idiom: in want of.
5. Not enough to meet a demand or requirement:
Translations

wanting

[ˈwɒntɪŋ] ADJ all the applicants proved wanting in some respecttodos los aspirantes resultaron deficientes en algún aspecto
he was tried and found wantingfue puesto a prueba y le encontraron carencias or deficiencias
he looked at his life and found it wantingexaminó su vida y se dio cuenta de que faltaba algo
to be wanting in sthcarecer de algo

wanting

[ˈwɒntɪŋ] adj
to be wanting in sth → manquer de qch
to be found wanting
He is put to the test and is quickly found wanting → On le met à l'épreuve et on découvre rapidement qu'il n'est pas à la hauteur.

wanting

adj
(= lacking, missing)fehlend; romance is wanting in the noveldiesem Roman fehlt es an Romantik; it’s a good novel, but there is something wantingder Roman ist gut, aber irgendetwas fehlt
(= deficient, inadequate) he is wanting in confidence/enterprise etces fehlt or mangelt (geh)ihm an Selbstvertrauen/Unternehmungslust etc; his courage was found wantingsein Mut war nicht groß genug; the new engine was found wantingder neue Motor hat sich als unzulänglich erwiesen; he was (weighed in the balance and) found wanting (liter)er wurde (gewogen und) (für) zu leicht befunden; he was not found wanting (liter)er hat sich bewährt
(inf: = mentally deficient) he’s a bit wanting (up top)er ist ein bisschen unterbelichtet (inf)

wanting

[ˈwɒntɪŋ] adj to be wanting (in)mancare (di)
humour is completely wanting in his work → la sua opera manca totalmente di senso dell'umorismo
he is wanting in confidence → non è abbastanza sicuro di sé
he was tried and found wanting → lo hanno messo alla prova e non è risultato all'altezza
References in classic literature ?
During her early years she lived on the Bentley farm, a silent, moody child, wanting love more than anything else in the world and not getting it.
But after a time I found I was wanting to see you so much that--that the fact that I WASN'T seeing you was making me remember all the more vividly the thing I was so wanting to forget.
She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
The magistrates, and overseers, and churchwardens, are always wanting his opinion.
It seemed an unnecessary caution; Jane was wanting to give her words, not to Mrs.
Becoming the Woman God Wants me to Be" is invaluable reading for Christian women wanting to embrace the divine.