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

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

How to pronounce wanting?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Hank Marvin:

    I’ve found that sometimes when I get to some of the solos on numbers I’ve been doing since the early 90s, to play it with my normal ‘clean’ sound leaves something wanting. If I crank the amp a little, I get a bit more sustain and can do a little more with it. More voice-like, if you like.

  2. Gwen Stefani:

    The pressure of just wanting it to be so great and it’s such a new place to be. After everything I've done trying to kind of sum it up, you know what I mean? Boil it down, it was a lot and everything went wrong building up to it as always… When you have so much experience in it, you just remain calm because you know it's gonna work out. It has to. Some version of it will work out.

  3. Ashley Rackstraw:

    I’m just wanting to thank him, like, all I’m wanting to do is go up to him and give him a hug and tell him ‘thank you.’ That was like really generous of him.

  4. Jensen Ackles:

    Yes, not in a creepy way ! Just like,' Wow, you seem awfully young to be asking a question about a show that's been on [ so long ],' and I knew where you were going. You were wanting to see if the show was older than she was, and it was.

  5. Marla Maples:

    My daughter is back here wanting to get to know her dad and spend more time with him, and I have to really respect that, and I do respect that in every way.

Images & Illustrations of wanting

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