want•ingPronunciation: (won'ting, wôn'-), [key]
lacking or absent: a motor with some of the parts wanting.
deficient in some part, thing, or respect: to be wanting in courtesy.
lacking; without: a box wanting a lid.
less; minus: a century wanting three years.
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