What does wanting mean?

Definitions for wantingˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wanting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacking, absent, missing, wanting(adj)


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

  2. 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"


  1. wanting(Noun)

    The state of wanting something; desire.

  2. wanting(Adjective)

    Absent or lacking.

  3. wanting(Preposition)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Wanting

    of Want

  2. Wanting(adj)

    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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dale Bumpers:

    It’s wanting to win too badly.

  2. Catfish Hunter:

    Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Faith: not *wanting* to know what is true.

  4. Maude (Ruth Gordon), from the movie "Harold & Maude":

    The police.....always wanting to play games.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting,

Images & Illustrations of wanting

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