Synonyms for (noun) want

Synonyms: wish, wishing, want

Definition: a specific feeling of desire

Usage: he got his wish; he was above all wishing and desire

Similar words: desire

Definition: the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state


Synonyms: need, want

Definition: anything that is necessary but lacking

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

Similar words: necessary, necessity, essential, requirement, requisite

Definition: anything indispensable

Usage: food and shelter are necessities of life; the essentials of the good life; allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions; a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained


Synonyms: deficiency, lack, want

Definition: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

Usage: 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

Similar words: need, demand

Definition: a condition requiring relief

Usage: she satisfied his need for affection; God has no need of men to accomplish His work; there is a demand for jobs


Synonyms: privation, neediness, deprivation, want

Definition: a state of extreme poverty

Similar words: poverty, poorness, impoverishment

Definition: the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

Synonyms for (verb) want

Synonyms: want

Definition: wish or demand the presence of

Usage: I want you here at noon!

Similar words: demand

Definition: request urgently and forcefully

Usage: The victim's family is demanding compensation; The boss demanded that he be fired immediately; She demanded to see the manager


Synonyms: want, need, require

Definition: have need of

Usage: This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: want

Definition: hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

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

Similar words: look for, search, seek

Definition: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Usage: The police are searching for clues; They are searching for the missing man in the entire county


Synonyms: want

Definition: be without, lack; be deficient in

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

Similar words: lack, miss

Definition: be without

Usage: This soup lacks salt; There is something missing in my jewelry box!