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Synonyms of want in English:


  • 1 do you want more coffee?
    desire, wish for, hope for, aspire to, fancy, care for, like;
    long for, yearn for, crave, hanker after, hunger for, thirst for, cry out for, covet;
    informal have a yen for, have a jones for, be dying for
  • 2 informal you want to be more careful
    should, ought to, need to, must
  • 3 this mollycoddled generation wants for nothing
    lack, be without, have need of, be devoid of, be bereft of, be missing
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  • 1 his want of vigilance
    lack, absence, nonexistence, unavailability;
    dearth, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, paucity, shortage, scarcity, deficit
  • 2 a time of want
    need, neediness, austerity, privation, deprivation, poverty, impoverishment, penury, destitution;
    famine, drought
  • 3 all her wants would be taken care of
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