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found wanting

adjective as in undermanned


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Kurt Cobain is one of the models of the kind of rock authenticity that Del Rey is compared to and found wanting.

Both Brienne and Arya are found wanting in the traditional, essential feminine arts: domesticity and beauty.

With every massacre, every national strike, every corruption scandal, we were found wanting, not least by ourselves.

And it is from this point of view that President Obama has been found wanting by many liberals and progressives.

Otherwise, his legacy in the Middle East will have been—to put it gently—found wanting.

Yet it expressed him, his fire and his courage—gifts she respected in him, found wanting in herself.

For example, there are few men of extraordinary profundity who are found wanting in an inclination for the bottle.

That private enterprise is a failure, tried, and found wanting—a complete failure, a cruel failure.

In the most perfect specimen of civilized man, something is still found wanting by the physiological critic.

He could be weighed "in the balance of the sanctuary," and not found wanting either to God or man.

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On this page you'll find 207 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to found wanting, such as: guilty, impeachable, liable, reprehensible, responsible, and amiss.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.