wanting


wanting
want•ing
[[t]ˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-[/t]] adj.
1) lacking or absent:
a motor with some of the parts wanting[/ex]
2) deficient in some part or respect:
to be wanting in courtesy[/ex]
3) lacking; without:
a box wanting a lid[/ex]
4) less; minus:
a century wanting three years[/ex]
Etymology: 1250–1300

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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