Another word for wanting
destitute, poor, in default of, deprived of, denuded of, bereft of, devoid of, empty of, bankrupt in, cut off, lacking, short, inadequate, defective, substandard, remiss, insufficient, incomplete, missing, absent, needed, unfulfilled, on the short end*.
Another word for wantingadjective
Not present:absent, away, gone, missing. See absence
Deficient in a usual or needed amount:absent, lacking. See excess
Lacking an essential element:defective, deficient, incomplete, lacking. See better, excess
Not having a desirable element:barren, destitute, devoid, empty, innocent, lacking, void. Idiom: in want of. See full
Not enough to meet a demand or requirement:deficient, inadequate, insufficient, scarce, short, shy1, under. See big, excess