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need

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of need

  1. 1 a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful when it came time to wrap the presents, he found he was in need of adhesive tape Synonyms of need absence, lack, needfulness, want Words Related to need deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency; dearth, meagerness, paucity, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, skimpiness; defect, minus; deprivation, famishment, privation; demand, essential, necessity, requirement, requisite Near Antonyms of need adequacy, enough, sufficiency; fund, pool, stock, supply; excess, fill, overabundance, oversupply, plenty, surfeit, surplus; hoard, stockpile

  2. 2 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable got a job that barely provided for his basic needs Synonyms of need condition, demand, must, must-have, necessary, necessity, essential, needful, requirement, requisite, sine qua nonWords Related to need precondition, prerequisite; advantage, edge, plus; desideration, desideratum, wishNear Antonyms of need amenity, comfort, extra, extravagance, frill, indulgence, luxury, superfluity, surplus, surplusageAntonyms of need nonessential, nonnecessity

  3. 3 something one must do because of prior agreement no need to apologize Synonyms of need burden, charge, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, obligation, office, responsibilityWords Related to need oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms of need grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

  4. 4 the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions donating money to help those in need Synonyms of need beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, poverty, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, wantWords Related to need gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straiteningNear Antonyms of need luxury, prosperityAntonyms of need affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness


need

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of need

  1. 1 to have as a requirement a national crisis that needs a strong leader to solve it Synonyms of need bear, challenge, claim, demand, necessitate, require, take, want, warrant Words Related to need entail, involve; ask, beg, claim, clamor (for), cry (for); hurt (for), lack; command, enjoin, exact, insist, press, quest, stipulate Phrases call for Near Antonyms of need own, possess Antonyms of need have, hold

  2. 2 to be under necessity or obligation to you need not stand when she enters the room Synonyms of need have (to), must, ought (to), shall, should Words Related to need will



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