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Meaning & Definition of Wanting in English

English

Wanting

/wɑntɪŋ/

adjective

1. Nonexistent

  • "The thumb is absent"
  • "Her appetite was lacking"
    synonym:
  • lacking
  • ,
  • absent
  • ,
  • missing
  • ,
  • wanting

2. Inadequate in amount or degree

  • "A deficient education"
  • "Deficient in common sense"
  • "Lacking in stamina"
  • "Tested and found wanting"
    synonym:
  • deficient
  • ,
  • lacking(p)
  • ,
  • wanting(p)

Examples of using

I can't imagine many people wanting to read this book more than once.
I can't imagine anyone wanting to see that movie twice.
There is a big difference between learning a language in order to understand or to say something if needed, and wanting to acquire a second language in order to command it freely, almost like you command your first language, your mother tongue.