want

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

want

noun

Definition of WANT

2
a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <there's a notable want of teachers in that rural school district>
3
a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful <those children are in want of some good discipline>
5
a defect in character <she's well-meaning and kind, but her besetting want is a complete lack of tact>
Antonyms merit, virtue

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