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Synonyms for want
wɒnt, wɔnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. privation, want, deprivation, neediness(noun)

    a state of extreme poverty

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, loss, wishing, wish, privation, lack, deficiency

  2. lack, deficiency, want(noun)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"; "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"; "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

    Synonyms:
    neediness, need, deprivation, wishing, wish, privation, lack, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency

  3. need, want(noun)

    anything that is necessary but lacking

    "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"

    Synonyms:
    indigence, need, pauperism, deprivation, demand, pauperization, wish, wishing, privation, deficiency, motive, motivation, lack, neediness, penury

  4. wish, wishing, want(verb)

    a specific feeling of desire

    "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire"

    Synonyms:
    indirect request, neediness, need, wish, deprivation, wishing, regard, privation, lack, deficiency, compliments

  5. desire, want(verb)

    feel or have a desire for; want strongly

    "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

    Synonyms:
    trust, require, need, hope, desire

  6. want, need, require(verb)

    have need of

    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

    Synonyms:
    take, need, require, expect, demand, involve, ask, desire, command, postulate, call for, necessitate

  7. want(verb)

    hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

    "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

  8. want(verb)

    wish or demand the presence of

    "I want you here at noon!"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

  9. want(verb)

    be without, lack; be deficient in

    "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

Wiktionary

  1. want(contraction)

    Synonyms:
    wasnt

  2. want(verb)

    To wish for or to desire (something).

    Synonyms:
    wasnt, would like, wish

  3. want(verb)

    To lack, not to have (something).

    Synonyms:
    be without

  4. want(verb)

    To be in need of; to require (something).

    That chair wants fixing.

    Synonyms:
    need, in need of

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. want

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, need, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, urgency

    Antonyms:
    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    Preposition:
    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. want

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, lack, failure, insufficiency, scantiness, shortness, omission, neglect, nonproduction, absence

    Antonyms:
    supply, sufficiency, provision, abundance, production, allowance, supplement, adequacy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. want(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deficiency, insufficiency, inadequacy, scarcity, scarceness, scantiness, meagreness, shortness, dearth, DEFICIT, lack, absence, default, defect, defectiveness, failure

  2. want(n.)

    Synonyms:
    need, necessity, requirement, desideratum

  3. want(n.)

    Synonyms:
    desire, wish, craving, longing

  4. want(n.)

    Synonyms:
    poverty, indigence, penury, destitution, distress, straits

  5. want(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lack, be without, be destitute of, be in need of

  6. want(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    require, need, have need of, have occasion for, stand in need of, cannot do without, cannot dispense with

  7. want(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    desire, wish, crave, wish for

  8. want(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    lack, fall, be deficient, fall short, come short

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    wanna, wish, wants, wantto, desire, envy, 'm, 'il, gonna

How to pronounce want?

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