Pronunciation of Want
/wˈɒnt/, /wˈɒnt/, /w_ˈɒ_n_t/

Antonyms for want:

sufficiency, adequacy, wealth, excess, quantity, abundance.

Synonyms for want:

Sense 1

lustful, oversexed, shortfall, Neediness, fantasize, implore, subsistence level, penuriousness, will, see fit to, stick out for, impecuniousness, cry out for, do with, smolder, pine for, lascivious, sex maniac, absent, clamor, licentious, arousal, libido, libidinous, randy, thirst for, lecherous, heavy breathing, nonattendance, chase up, order up, Impecuniosity, entreat, live for, Without, call away, salacious, insist, bedroom eyes, want out, look for, wish for, subsistence, want in, lubricious, sex drive.

Sense 2

frisky, frustrated, buck up, ask for, lusty, poorhouse, frustration, passionate, call out, square with, austerity, one-track mind, gutter, arouse, turn off, drool, beg, voluptuous, impose, choose, languish, send for.

Sense 3

attract, limitation, excited, hungry, market, gag, thrill, get away from, call-in, ache.

Sense 4

excite, pant, get in, mean, please, like, put in, line up, Exigence, attraction.

Sense 5

depend on, call on, get over, care for, turn on, burn.

Sense 6


Sense 7


Sense 8

come-on, go for.

Sense 10


Sense 12

claim, hot.

Sense 13

go on.

Sense 17


call for

ask for, necessitate.


deprivation, starvation.


hanker, wish for.


care to.


dream of.


care to.



Other synonyms and related words:

foible, thirst for, loss, fantasize, cry out for, shortcoming, limitation, wishing, beg, deficiency, please, shortfall, ache, market, Neediness, requirement, like, demerit, poorhouse, libido, Impecuniosity, drool, lecherous, craving, motive, needfulness, pine for, scarceness, wish for, crunch, shortage, necessity, regard, hungry, fault, care, ask, yearning, clamor, look for, compulsion, impecuniousness, stop, will, liking, call, exigency, mean, hot, lubricious, take, lacuna, inadequacy, failure, inclination, shoot, starvation, insist, excite, Without, necessitate, weakness, do with, thrill, claim, burn, go without, attraction, undersupply, Exigence, impose, excited, command, involve, nonattendance, frailty, scantiness, pauperization, fate, choose, pant, deficit, dereliction, vice, Destituteness, austerity, scarcity, pleasure, drought, deprivation, fail, libidinous, call for, beggary, inadequateness, penuriousness, Desiderate, arouse.

Sense 1 (noun)


Sense 2 (noun)

look for, pant, ache.

Sense 3 (noun)

frisky, excite, hot, excited, randy, arouse.

Sense 4 (noun)

send for, like, will, ask for, entreat, insist, order up, choose, please, call away, implore.

Sense 6 (noun)

go on, shoot, come-on.

Sense 7 (noun)

cry out for, depend on, claim.

absence (noun)

abstraction, omission, emptiness, nonexistence, truancy, lack, vacancy, void, vacuity, absence.

desire (noun)

demand, need, fancy, necessity, requirement, hunger, thirst, yearning, wish, craving.

difficulty (noun)


lack (noun)


lack, need (noun)

impecuniousness, impoverishment, destitution, dearth, pauperism, poorness, inadequacy, penury, scarcity, Neediness, default, shortage, indigence, absence, privation, famine, deficiency, scantiness, insufficiency, exigency, paucity, poverty.

need (noun)


poverty (noun)

homelessness, impoverishment, penury, insufficiency, mendicancy, asceticism, indigence, tenuity, paucity, poverty, pauperism, famine, bankruptcy, poorness, hardship, Beggarliness, dearth, embarrassment, pennilessness, privation, destitution, insolvency, distress.

request (noun)

invitation, solicitation, petition, probe, requisition, question, request, appeal, plea, query, entreaty, urge, inquiry, bid, demand, summons.

requirement (noun)


shortage (noun)


want (noun)

wishing, privation, require, lack, deficiency, need, wish, desire, deprivation.

desire (verb)

grasp, aspire, pine, need, covet, hunger, welcome, thirst, yearn, lust, ache, itch, fancy, crave, require, long, hanker, Desiderate, choose.

hope (verb)

contemplate, wish, desire, hope, trust, presume, rely, anticipate, expect, intend, await, dream of, believe, aspire, assume, yearn.

hunger (verb)

desire, crave, covet, thirst, lust, need, hunger.

lack (verb)

miss, go without, require, default.

lack, need (verb)

call for, miss.

request (verb)

seek, invite, solicit, plead, summon, inquire.

Usage examples for want:

  • What do you want me to do now?" - "The Golden Skull", John Blaine.
  • What did he want with the meal? - "A Little Wizard", Stanley J. Weyman.
  • There is not; but I want to speak to you. - "Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross.

Word of the day


loving, respectful, admiration, admiration, loving, accounting, appraising, calculating, computing, concluding.