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Adjective
Without or bereft of (something)
“Because of the prodigal's own riotous living, he was left wanting for basic necessities.”
Adjective
Absent or not existing
“The list is indicative of areas where educators assessed the more wanting skills of the graduates.”
Adjective
Below an amount or level that is adequate
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“The administration's budget was found wanting in more respects than the inadequacy of its funding of relief and emergency job programs.”
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Low in standard or quality due to lacking in a required or necessary quality
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“He spent much energy on bitter criticism of the attitudes of educationists whose methods he found sadly wanting in light of modern linguistic understanding.”
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Not having all the necessary or appropriate parts
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Eagerly wishing or wanting of something or someone
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Extremely poor
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Asking
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In unfortunate circumstances, especially having financial difficulty
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Incapable of being satisfied or appeased
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Weak or feeble in quality or condition
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With empty pockets
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Empty or not occupied
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Not correct or accurate
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Preposition
Minus, lacking, or not including
“These two are beautiful in unity. But either wanting its mate is dead, being alone.”
Preposition
Not having or lacking in
Verb
(formal, caring for) Wanting or considering
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“Do you want some honey to go with your pancakes?”
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In the market for
Verb
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.”
Verb
(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.”
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Present participle for to wish or desire for
“I don't care what anyone says. I'll just do what I want.”
Verb
(usually used in simple past form "wanted") Present participle for to feel appreciation for
“We should always make our children feel loved and wanted.”
Noun
With an insufficiency of
“He was wanting me to tell him dates I would be wanting to take time off, so that his figures would balance.”
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