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