Synonyms of wanting in English:

wanting


See definition of wanting

adjective

1‘when they came under siege the defences were found wanting’

SYNONYMS
deficient, inadequate, lacking, insufficient, imperfect, not up to par, not up to standard, not good enough, disappointing, unsatisfying, unacceptable, not acceptable, not up to expectations, leaving much to be desired, flawed, faulty, defective, impaired, unsound, substandard, inferior, second-rate, poor, shabby, shoddy, patchy, sketchy, limited, restricted, incomplete, unfinished, unpolished, unrefined
British informal not much cop
ANTONYMS

sufficient, acceptable

2‘the kneecap is wanting in amphibians and reptiles’

SYNONYMS
absent, missing, lacking, not there, not present, non-existent, not to be found, unavailable, short
ANTONYMS

present

3‘millions were left wanting for food’

SYNONYMS
without, lacking, devoid of, bereft of, bankrupt of, destitute of, empty of, deprived of, free from, free of, in need of
deficient in, low on, short on
informal minus, sans