Synonyms of want in English:

want


See definition of want

verb

1‘do you want more coffee?’

SYNONYMS

desire, wish for, hope for, fancy, have a fancy for, take a fancy to, have an inclination for, care for, like, set one's heart on

long for, yearn for, pine for, sigh for, crave, hanker after, hunger for, thirst for, lust after, cry out for, be desperate for, itch for, covet, need, be bent on

informal have a yen for, be dying for

2‘his toaster wants repairing’

SYNONYMS

need, be in need of, stand in need of, require, demand, cry out for

3‘you want to be more careful’

SYNONYMS

should, ought, need, must


noun

1‘millions perished for want of a safe haven’

SYNONYMS

lack, absence, non-existence, unavailability

dearth, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, paucity, shortage, shortfall, shortness, scarcity, scarceness, scantiness, undersupply, deficit

rare exiguity

ANTONYMS

abundance, presence

2‘a time of want’

SYNONYMS

need, neediness, austerity, privation, deprivation, poverty, impoverishment, impecuniousness, impecuniosity, pennilessness, pauperism, penury, destitution, famine, drought, indigence

ANTONYMS

wealth, plenty

3‘she had faith that all her wants would be taken care of’

SYNONYMS

wish, desire, demand, longing, yearning, fancy, craving, hankering

need, requirement, necessity, essential, requisite

informal yen