/'wɒntɪŋ; [US] 'wɔ:n-; `wɔntɪŋ/
adj [pred 作表语]
1 ~ (in sth) (fml 文) lacking in quality or quantity; deficient （在质量或数量上）欠缺, 不足
*His behaviour was wanting in courtesy, ie discourteous, rude. 他举止没有礼貌.
2 (idm 习语) be found wanting => find1.
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 .
They were skilled, but wanting in discipline.
A certain humanity is wanting in big cities.
1. That life had been a comfortable one, wanting in nothing — at least, not until the war. 他们的生活曾经是很舒适的，什么都不缺——至少在战争爆发前是如此。
2. Not wanting to frighten the poor man, Mrs. Richards quickly hid in the small storeroom under the stairs. 理查兹夫人不想吓唬这个可怜人，便赶紧躲到了楼梯下的小储藏室里。
3. How could I blame them for not wanting to talk to me? 我怎么能责备他们不跟我讲话呢？
4. Supplements may produce a feeling of wanting to throw up, and may be poisonous in some cases. 服用铁离子补剂可能使人想呕吐，有时甚至还会引起中毒。