American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Absent; lacking.
- adj. Not measuring up to standards or expectations.
- prep. Without.
- prep. Minus; less: an hour wanting 15 minutes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Absent or lacking.
- prep. without
- v. present participle of want.
- n. The state of wanting something; desire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Absent; lacking; missing; also, deficient; destitute; needy.
- adj. inadequate in amount or degree
- adj. nonexistent.
“He had no faith -- he was a hardened unbeliever -- and she could not make herself think of that at all -- could not stop herself from wanting -- _wanting_ him for her own, whatever happened.”
“What otherwise was wanting in the security for the Nabob's engagements was to be supplied as follows: "The most respectable persons of his family will be employed to counteract every other which may tend to warp him from it; and I am sorry to say _that such assistance was wanting_.”
“yea cause wanting to be the center of attention for college students is so much more high brow than say..wanting your book made into a movie”
“Despite the greater distribution channels Victory provided the band, Thursday were unhappy with some of the ways their image was used in the promotion of Full Collapse - one story tells of the label wanting to make whoopee cushions branded with the band's name.”
“You seem not to have been honest in wanting a compromise.”
“A highly intelligent man like the Unabomber is a highly despicable, inferior, being, but commenters here persist in wanting to confuse âless intelligentâ and âinferiorâ, where one is a neutral, measurable fact and the other a social construct.”
“Guy on Sunday Forum this morning called in wanting to annihilate the Palestinians.”
“Someone writes back and says that line of argument makes sense (in wanting less regulation of the work week) but doesn't Bush just want to let employers exploit employees?”
“Regardless of his happiness, he looks at me all the time with an expression of wanting.”
“So you contradict yourself again wanting to “defer to doctors” but “not always”?”
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