Definitions for wantingˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
want•ingˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-(adj.)
lacking or absent:
a motor with some of the parts wanting.
deficient in some part or respect:
to be wanting in courtesy.
a box wanting a lid.
a century wanting three years.
Origin of wanting:
lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)
"the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"
deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)(adj)
inadequate in amount or degree
"a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"
The state of wanting something; desire.
Absent or lacking.
absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion