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Synonyms for want
wɒnt, wɔntwant

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Wiktionary5.0 / 3 votes

  1. wantcontraction

    Synonyms:
    wasnt

  2. wantverb

    A personification of want.

    Synonyms:
    wasnt, would like, wish

  3. wantverb

    Poverty.

    Synonyms:
    be without

  4. wantverb

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

    That chair wants fixing.

    Synonyms:
    need, in need of

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. want

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. privation, want, deprivation, needinessnoun

    a state of extreme poverty

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

  2. lack, deficiency, wantnoun

    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, wantnoun

    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, wantverb

    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, wantverb

    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, requireverb

    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. wantverb

    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. wantverb

    wish or demand the presence of

    "I want you here at noon!"

    Synonyms:
    require, need, desire

  9. wantverb

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "want":

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

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How to use want in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Allen:

    Groove3 is for anyone who wants to learn how to dance, anybody who used to dance and also people who just want to break a sweat!

  2. Richard Galanti:

    Our job is to provide great products and servings at great savings to members, but we also want to wow you.

  3. Toni Anne Barson/WireImage -RRB- Handler:

    Everybody needs to find a mask and put it on because Id like to have fun again, OK? People want their kids to go back to school and were abusing our health care workers.Please find a mask and put it on any part of your body! I love my body!

  4. Xiangmin Liu:

    We want to make sure that if there are significant risks, they need to be addressed.

  5. Stan Wawrinka:

    It's never the way you want to finish a match. I'm really sorry for Novak, we've played amazing battles all of my career. I want to keep my level (from) tonight. I was playing super good tennis. I'm happy to be back.


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