What does wanting mean?

Definitions for wanting
ˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-want·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacking, absent, missing, wantingadjective

    nonexistent

    "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

  2. deficient, lacking(p), wanting(p)adjective

    inadequate in amount or degree

    "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"

Wiktionary

  1. wantingnoun

    The state of wanting something; desire.

  2. wantingadjective

    Absent or lacking.

  3. wantingpreposition

    without

Wikipedia

  1. wanting

    The idea of want can be examined from many perspectives. In secular societies want might be considered similar to the emotion desire, which can be studied scientifically through the disciplines of psychology or sociology. Want might also be examined in economics as a necessary ingredient in sustaining and perpetuating capitalist societies that are organised around principles like consumerism. Alternatively want can be studied in a non-secular, spiritual, moralistic or religious way, particularly by Buddhism but also Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In economics, a want is something that is desired. It is said that every person has unlimited wants, but limited resources (economics is based on the assumption that only limited resources are available to us). Thus, people cannot have everything they want and must look for the most affordable alternatives. Wants are often distinguished from needs. A need is something that is necessary for survival (such as food and shelter), whereas a want is simply something that a person would like to have. Some economists have rejected this distinction and maintain that all of these are simply wants, with varying levels of importance. By this viewpoint, wants and needs can be understood as examples of the overall concept of demand. Examples of wants that people would like to have is financial monitoring, saving time, higher paying job, more comfort, healthier diet, physical fitness, spirituality, friendship, companionship and safety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanting

    of Want

  2. Wantingadjective

    absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy; as, one of the twelve is wanting; I shall not be wanting in exertion

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wanting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4184

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wanting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2060

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wanting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wanting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wanting in a Sentence

  1. Meredith Brackney.Independent voter Anne Santos:

    That is a plus for me. 'Cause that means that Jason Crow is still wanting my vote, he is very interested in what the regular person wants. I guess yeah, I think he would be more in touch with the everyday person.

  2. Bella Thorne:

    It would be so sad [ if I quit because of ] the media and ‘ cancel culture ’ and all the annoying people sitting behind a screen wanting to bully people off the internet for no other reason than they’re bored with their own lives.

  3. Maddison Tenney:

    All students deserve better. And Brigham Young University should lead all Christian education and kindness and love and inclusion, and if we're following the example of Jesus Christ, then there's nothing that should stop us from wanting to help educate and include other people.

  4. Emma McIntyre:

    I was proud to put a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ community with my ‘Beautiful’ music video, which features a gay couple, as well as a trans woman. I wasn’t thinking too much about it beyond wanting to show people owning who they are, it was somehow taboo at the time, but it represented something so true. I still hear stories about how that video has helped people, and it means everything to me.

  5. Israel Omar:

    It is as if every time we say something that is supposed to be about foreign policy or engagement or the efficacy of ending oppression or the freeing of every human life and wanting dignity, we get labeled something that ends the discussion, because we end up defending that and no one gets to have the broader debate about what is happening in Palestine.

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