Wanted vs Lacked - What's the difference?

wanted | lacked |

As verbs the difference between wanted and lacked

is that wanted is (want) while lacked is (lack).

As an adjective wanted

is wished for; desired; sought.




(en adjective)
  • wished for; desired; sought
  • (legal) subject to immediate detainment by law enforcement authorities on sight.
  • Antonyms

    * unwanted

    Derived terms

    * bid wanted * most wanted * offer wanted * wanted cargo * wanted notice * wanted poster


  • (want)
  • Statistics





  • (lack)
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.}}
  • A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let his lack of years be no impediment.
  • * 1994 , (Green Day),
  • I went to a shrink, to analyze my dreams. He said it's lack of sex that's bringing me down.''
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=September 7, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Moldova 0-5 England , passage=If Moldova harboured even the slightest hopes of pulling off a comeback that would have bordered on miraculous given their lack of quality, they were snuffed out 13 minutes before the break when Oxlade-Chamberlain picked his way through midfield before releasing Defoe for a finish that should have been dealt with more convincingly by Namasco at his near post.}}


    * glut * surplus


    (en verb)
  • To be without, to need, to require.
  • My life lacks excitement.
  • To be short (of'' or ''for something).
  • He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.
  • * Shakespeare
  • What hour now? I think it lacks of twelve.
  • To be in want.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxxiv. 10
  • The young lions do lack , and suffer hunger.


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