An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lacking; often used with "in" or "for")
a. deficiente
The consultant said John's business plans were wanting.El asesor dijo que los planes de negocio de John eran deficientes.
b. deficiencias (noun)
The new coach said the team was wanting in talent and he'd have to recruit some new members.El entrenador dijo que el equipo tenía deficiencias de talento y que tendría que reclutar nuevos integrantes.
c. carencias (noun)
The lead negotiator for the union said that he found management's offer to be severely wanting.El principal negociador del sindicato dijo que la oferta de la dirección tenía severas carencias.
d. faltar (intransitive verb)
We did not enjoy the tour of the factory. It was wanting for creativity.No disfrutamos el tour de la fábrica. Le faltó creatividad.
2. (absent; often used with "in" or "for")
a. carente
Before the museum opened, the small town was wanting for any kind of cultural offerings.Antes de que abrieran el museo, el pequeño pueblo estaba carente de cualquier tipo de oferta cultural.
b. que carece de
I found the story wanting in detail.Me pareció que la historia carecía de detalles.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
he is wanting in intelligencele falta inteligencia
to be found wantingno dar la talla
wanting [ˈwɒntɪŋ]
all the applicants proved wanting in some respect todos los aspirantes resultaron deficientes en algún aspecto
he looked at society and found it wanting
he was tried and found wanting fue puesto a prueba y le encontraron carencias or deficiencias; he looked at his life and found it wanting examinó su vida y se dio cuenta de que faltaba algo
This is a good test of our character and we won't be found wanting
to be wanting in sth carecer de algo
The play is seriously wanting in imagination, energy and tension These people are wanting in moral constraints
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