Part of speech: adjective

Not at hand; missing.

Part of speech: adjective

Lacking something; deficient.

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Usage examples "wanting":

  1. It may be very well for a nature like Corney's to fear a father: fear does come in for some good where love is wanting: but I doubt if fear of a sister can be of any good. - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
  2. I've been wanting to speak to you, Mr. Le Moyne. - "K", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. There's a name wanting. - "The King's Mirror", Anthony Hope.