found wanting

Definition of found wanting

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

Word by Word Definitions

found play
  1. : past tense and past participle of find

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

  2. : 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

  2. : to set or ground on something solid : base

  3. : to establish (something) often with provision for future maintenance

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

wanting play
  1. : not present or in evidence : absent

  2. : not being up to standards or expectations

  3. : lacking in ability or capacity : deficient

  1. : without

  2. : less, minus


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