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  Words related to want

Related / Similar Words: wish, wishing, need, lack, deficiency, privation, deprivation, require, desire

 

Definition:
  • a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was above all wishing and desire";
  • anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants";
  • the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable; "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";
  • a state of extreme poverty;
  • wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!";
  • have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner";
  • hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you";
  • feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room";
  • be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter";

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    Hyponyms: velleity, absence, dearth, famine, shortage, mineral deficiency, stringency, tightness, cry, crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust, fancy, go for, take to, miss, hope, wish, wish well, care, like, itch, spoil, ambition, feel like, envy, begrudge, lust after, lech after, hanker, long, yearn, seek

     

    Derivational Morphology: desire, wish, care, like, wish well, need, require, necessitate, ask, postulate, take, involve, call for, demand, miss, lack, deprive, strip, divest, impoverish, wanter, needer, wishing, necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary, deficiency, privation, deprivation

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: wil   Albanian: do  
    Bosnian: htjeti   Bulgarian: искам  
    Catalan: voler   Chinese:  
    Croatian: htjeti   Danish: ville  
    Dutch: willen   Esperanto: voli  
    Finnish: tahtoa   French: vouloir  
    German: wollen   Hungarian: akar  
    Ido: dezirar   Indonesian: mau  
    Italian: volere   Japanese: 欲しい  
    Korean: 빌다   Kurdish: xwestin  
    Latin: carere   Latvian: gribēt  
    Norwegian: ville   Polish: chcieć  
    Portuguese: querer   Russian: хотеть  
    Slovene: hoteti   Spanish: querer  
    Telugu: కోరుకొను   Turkish: istemek  
     
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