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want

noun
 
 
/wɒnt/
want of sth a situation in which there is not enough of something: If we fail, it won't be for want of effort (= it is not because we have not tried).Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
Translations of “want”
in Spanish pobreza, miseria, falta…
in French pauvreté, manque (de)…
in German die Bedürftigkeit, der Mangel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺少, 缺乏,缺少…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺少, 缺乏,缺少…
(Definition of want noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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