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Synonyms for want

wish for

Synonyms

  • wish for
  • desire
  • fancy
  • long for
  • crave
  • covet
  • hope for
  • yearn for
  • thirst for
  • hunger for
  • pine for
  • hanker after
  • set your heart on
  • feel a need for
  • have a yen for
  • have a fancy for
  • eat your heart out over
  • would give your eyeteeth for

Antonyms

feel like

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need

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should

desire

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lack

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Synonyms for want

to have a strong longing for

to be without what is needed, required, or essential

to have the desire or inclination to

the condition of lacking a needed or usual amount

something asked for or needed

Synonyms for want

a state of extreme poverty

the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

anything that is necessary but lacking

a specific feeling of desire

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have need of

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hunt or look for

wish or demand the presence of

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be without, lack

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References in classic literature ?
Since this was true, we wanted to be careful not to education our students out of sympathy with agricultural life, so that they would be attracted from the country to the cities, and yield to the temptation of trying to live by their wits.
The more we saw of them, and the more we travelled through the country districts, the more we saw that our efforts were reaching, to only a partial degree, the actual needs of the people whom we wanted to lift up through the medium of the students whom we should education and send out as leaders.
After making a careful examination of the place, it seemed to be just the location that we wanted in order to make our work effective and permanent.
I recall that one morning, when I told an old coloured man who lived near, and who sometimes helped me, that our school had grown so large that it would be necessary for us to use the hen-house for school purposes, and that I wanted him to help me give it a thorough cleaning out the next day, he replied, in the most earnest manner: "What you mean, boss?
I ain't got no money, but I wants you to take dese six eggs, what I's been savin' up, an' I wants you to put dese six eggs into the eddication of dese boys an' gals."
"But he wants the lamp--says he'll burn the d--d old house down if
"Wants to read 'em, like enough; it ain't likely he wants to eat
"Wants to read 'em--wants to read 'em this time of night, the
Later when her son David was born, she could not nurse him and did not know whether she wanted him or not.
Will each bring the result of his labours into a common stock?--the individual husbandman, for example, producing for four, and labouring four times as long and as much as he need in the provision of food with which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?
And therefore what they produce at home must be not only enough for themselves, but such both in quantity and quality as to accommodate those from whom their wants are supplied.
And now let us see how our city will be able to supply this great demand: We may suppose that one man is a husbandman, another a builder, some one else a weaver--shall we add to them a shoemaker, or perhaps some other purveyor to our bodily wants?
And when we wanted more bottles, we went into other saloons where the free drink was flowing, and helped ourselves.
I was scorching up, burning alive internally, in an agony of fire and suffocation, and I wanted air.
William Collins, aged 46, from Church Village, is wanted in connection with an offence of harassment.