how to pronounce wanting


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wanting is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of wanting in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you are a hero for wanting to go out and …”

meanings of wanting


  1. Absent or lacking.
  2. Deficient.
  3. That wants or desires.


  1. Less, short of, minus.
  2. Without, except, but.


  1. Present participle of want.


  1. The state of wanting something; desire.

wanting frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word wanting occurs in english on average 57.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics wanting can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that wanting can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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