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Lacking in a required or necessary quality
“In this area, Morrison was found wanting time and time again.”
Not existing; absent
“… grass is almost entirely wanting in that arid wasteland.”
Falling short of a standard
“… we tried her cooking and found it to be very wanting.”
Absent or lacking
Not having
“… a mitten wanting its mate.”
Present participle for to have a desire for
“Do you want some honey to go with your pancakes?”
Present participle for to require, or to be attended to
“Your car will want some maintenance very soon if you keep driving it long distances every day.”
(want to) Present participle for to have a need to do something
“You want to watch your calories if you would rather not put on weight.”
Present participle for to see fit
“I don't care what anyone says. I'll just do what I want.”
(usually used in simple past form "wanted") Present participle for to feel appreciation for
“We should always make our children feel loved and wanted.”
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