found wanting

Definition of found wanting

  1. :  lacking all that is needed or expected The travel arrangements were found wanting.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : past tense and past participle offind

  1. :  having all usual, standard, or reasonably expected equipment

    :  presented as or incorporated into an artistic work essentially as found

  1. :  free food and lodging in addition to wages

  1. :  to take the first steps in building

    :  to set or ground on something solid :  base

    :  to establish (as an institution) often with provision for future maintenance

  1. :  to melt (as metal) and pour into a mold

  1. :  not present or in evidence :  absent

    :  not being up to standards or expectations

    :  lacking in ability or capacity :  deficient

  1. :  without

    :  less, minus

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a brief usually trivial fact

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