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  • noundesire
  • nounlack, need
  • verbdesire
  • verblack, need

synonyms for wants

  • need
  • wish
  • appetite
  • craving
  • demand
  • fancy
  • hankering
  • hunger
  • longing
  • necessity
  • requirement
  • thirst
  • yearning
  • yen
  • privation
  • defect
  • dearth
  • famine
  • neediness
  • scarcity
  • meagerness
  • inadequacy
  • indigence
  • absence
  • impoverishment
  • exigency
  • destitution
  • paucity
  • insufficiency
  • poverty
  • poorness
  • impecuniousness
  • deficiency
  • default
  • scantiness
  • shortage
  • penury
  • pauperism
  • exiguousness
  • skimpiness

antonyms for wants

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  • dislike
  • distaste
  • hate
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • abundance
  • disinterest
  • plenty
  • have
  • despise
  • spurn
  • hate
  • dislike
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How to use wants in a sentence

Who wants to peruse fictitious adventures, when railroads and steamboats woo him to adventures of his own?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The observer might well remain perplexed at the pathetic discord between human work and human wants.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Thus among the huge mass of accumulated commodities the simplest wants would go unsatisfied.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Aber Jeder will grossartig spielen heutzutage (But everybody wants to play on a grand scale now-a-days).
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Thimbletoes doesn't fancy that, you know, because the Prime Minister has all the honey he wants, by way of a salary.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
It loses all its value just as soon as there is enough of it to satisfy, and over-satisfy the wants of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But let it be noted that the "enough" here in question does not mean enough to satisfy human wants.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
"Jack wants you to go for a walk," announced Miss Thangue, who saw no occasion for subtlety.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Moderate salaries prevailed, but the sovereign was worth much more then than now, while wants were fewer.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
And now notice the peculiar relation that is set up between the monopolist's production and the satisfaction of human wants.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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