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Synonyms of want in English:


  • 1 do you want more coffee? he wants a place in the squad
    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 informal his toaster wants repairing
    need, be/stand in need of, require, demand, cry out for
  • 3 informal you want to be more careful
    should, ought, need, must
  • noun

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  • 1 millions perished for want of a safe haven his want of vigilance
    [Antonyms] abundance, presence
  • 2 archaic a time of want
    [Antonyms] wealth, plenty
  • 3 she had faith that all her wants would be taken care of
    need, requirement, necessity, essential, requisite
    informal yen
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