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English adjective: wanting

1. wanting nonexistent

SamplesThe thumb is absent.
Her appetite was lacking.

Synonymsabsent, lacking, missing


Antonymsexistent, existing

2. wanting inadequate in amount or degree

SamplesA deficient education.
Deficient in common sense.
Lacking in stamina.
Tested and found wanting.

Synonymsdeficient, lacking

Similarinadequate, unequal

Antonymsadequate, equal

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