wanting

wanting

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English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɑntɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒntɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒntɪŋ

Adjective

wanting (comparative more wanting, superlative most 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.

Derived terms

  • wantingly

Translations

Preposition

wanting

  1. Without, except, but.
  2. Less than, short of, minus.

Verb

wanting

  1. present participle of want

Noun

wanting (plural wantings)

  1. The state of wanting something; desire.

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