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Synonyms for wanting
ˈwɒn tɪŋ, ˈwɔn-

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    nonexistent

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

    Synonyms:
    abstracted, scatty, lacking(p), lacking, wanting(p), absentminded, deficient, absent, missing

    Antonyms:
    existent, equal, adequate, existing

  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"

    Antonyms:
    existent, existing, equal, adequate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wanting(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deficient, defective, lacking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wanting(a)

    Synonyms:
    absent, lacking, missing, deficient, defective, needy, destitute

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wanting":

    wishing, desiring

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Wanting":

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How to pronounce wanting?

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How to use wanting in a sentence?

  1. Killer Mike:

    I'm mad as hell. I woke up wanting to see the world burn down yesterday because I am tired of seeing black men die, we want to see the system that sets up for systemic racism burned to the ground.

  2. Dana Gunders:

    Nobody wakes up in the morning wanting to waste food, but it happens in little bits and pieces, we are so price-sensitive in the store, but when we get home and eventually throw out a quarter of the cheese we just bought, we don't realize that's another $1.50.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I was in a unique position as secretary of state at the start of this process, and not wanting to interfere with ongoing decision making that the President and Secretary (of State John) Kerry have to do in order to make whatever final decisions they need, so I thought this would be decided by now, and therefore I could tell you whether I agree or disagree, but it hasn't been decided, and I feel now I've got a responsibility to you and voters who ask me about this.

  4. Peter Macfadyen:

    This is much bigger than just wanting to punish people for doing something wrong, it's about trying to change a mindset about the environment in which we live.

  5. Arianna Huffington:

    I feel the mainstreaming of Donald Trump, instead of him being treated as an extreme, dangerous candidate, is really the most troubling aspect of American politics right now, he’s being interviewed on all the main shows, and he’s being asked questions about what his first State of the Union address would be like if he wins, instead of actually being forced to answer the tough questions about his policy, especially his policy of wanting to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., which is so dangerous, so un-American and should really be the center of the coverage of Trump.

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