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  • found wanting — index blameful, devoid, faulty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • found wanting — Synonyms and related words: adulterated, blemished, damaged, defective, deficient, erroneous, failing, fallible, faulty, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, inaccurate, inadequate, incompetent, incomplete, inexact, insufficient,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wanting — [wän′tiŋ] adj. 1. absent; lacking; missing [a coat with some buttons wanting] 2. not up to some standard; inadequate in some essential [weighed and found wanting] prep. 1. lacking (something); without [a watch wanting a minute hand] 2. minus;… …   English World dictionary

  • wanting — adjective (not before noun) 1 be found wanting proven not to be good enough for a particular purpose: Traditional solutions had been tried and found wanting. 2 wanting in sth formal not having enough of something: wanting in grace and tact 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wanting — adj. deficient 1) wanting in 2) (misc.) to be found wanting * * * [ wɒntɪŋ] (misc.) to be found wanting [ deficient ] wanting in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wanting — want|ing [ wantıŋ ] adjective not as good as something should be: be found wanting: U.N. peacekeeping forces were found wanting. be wanting in something FORMAL to be lacking something important: My father is wanting in patience …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wanting — [[t]wɒ̱ntɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ in n If you find something or someone wanting, they are not of as high a standard as you think they should be. He analysed his game and found it wanting... Eleanor was scrutinized, too, and often… …   English dictionary

  • wanting — UK [ˈwɒntɪŋ] / US [ˈwɑntɪŋ] adjective not as good as something should be be found wanting: UN peacekeeping forces were found wanting. • be wanting in something …   English dictionary

  • wanting — want|ing [ˈwɔntıŋ US ˈwo:n , ˈwa:n ] adj [not before noun] formal something that is wanting lacks or misses something that it needs or something that you expect it to have ▪ Their security procedures were found wanting . wanting in ▪ They were… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wanting — /ˈwɒntɪŋ / (say wonting) adjective 1. lacking or absent: an apparatus with some of the parts wanting. 2. deficient in some part, thing, or respect: to be wanting in courtesy. 3. deficient by the absence of some part or thing; falling short. 4.… …  

  • wanting — adj. 1 lacking (in quality or quantity); deficient, not equal to requirements (wanting in judgement; the standard is sadly wanting). 2 absent, not supplied or provided. Phrases and idioms: be found wanting fail to meet requirements …   Useful english dictionary

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