/ˈwɑːntıŋ/ adj
: not having all that is needed or expected :lacking

The plan was wanting. [=the plan was not good enough]

— often + in

They were wanting in common sense. [=they did not have much common sense]

He was not wanting in confidence. [=he was very confident]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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