Synonyms for (adjective) wanting

Synonyms: wanting, lacking, deficient

Definition: inadequate in amount or degree

Usage: a deficient education; deficient in common sense; lacking in stamina; tested and found wanting

Similar words: unequal, inadequate

Definition: lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

Usage: inadequate training; the staff was inadequate; she was unequal to the task


Synonyms: missing, absent, wanting, lacking

Definition: nonexistent

Usage: the thumb is absent; her appetite was lacking

Similar words: nonexistent

Definition: not having existence or being or actuality

Usage: chimeras are nonexistent