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Webster 1913 Edition


Wanting

Want′ing

,
Adj.
Absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy;
as, one of the twelve is
wanting
; I shall not be
wanting
in exertion
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wanting

WANTING

,
ppr.
1.
Needing; lacking; desiring.
2.
a. Absent; deficient. One of the twelve is wanting. We have the means, but the application is wanting.
3.
Slack; deficient. I shall not be wanting in exertion.

Definition 2022


wanting

wanting

English

Adjective

wanting (comparative more wanting, superlative most wanting)

  1. 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.

Derived terms

Translations

Preposition

wanting

  1. without

Verb

wanting

  1. present participle of want

Noun

wanting (plural wantings)

  1. The state of wanting something; desire.