Definition of wanting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɒntɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːntɪŋ//
    , NAmE//ˈwɔːntɪŋ//
    [not before noun] (formal)
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  1. 1wanting (in something) not having enough of something synonym lacking The students were certainly not wanting in enthusiasm.
  2. 2wanting (in something) not good enough This explanation is wanting in many respects. The new system was tried and found wanting.
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