wanting

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
want

Third-person singular
wants

Past tense
wanted

Past participle
wanted

Present participle
wanting

The present participle of want.

Adjective[change]

Positive
wanting

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (not before the noun) not good enough
    After we hired him, we found his abilities wanting.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
wanting

  1. without
    I've got a right shoe wanting a left.