wanting


wanting
/ˈwɒntɪŋ / (say 'wonting)

adjective
1. lacking or absent: an apparatus with some of the parts wanting.
2. deficient in some part, thing, or respect: to be wanting in courtesy.
3. deficient by the absence of some part or thing; falling short.
4. Colloquial mentally deficient: he's a bit wanting.
preposition
5. lacking; without.
6. less; minus: a century, wanting three years.
phrase
7. be found wanting, to be perceived to be lacking the quality of character or skill required for a particular situation or undertaking.
{want + -ing2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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