Synonyms of wanting


1. desire, want

usage: feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"

2. want, need, require, be

usage: have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

3. want, search, seek, look for

usage: hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"

4. want, demand

usage: wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!"

5. want, miss, lack

usage: be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"


1. lacking, absent, missing, wanting, nonexistent (vs. existent)

usage: nonexistent; "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking"

2. deficient, lacking(predicate), wanting(predicate), inadequate (vs. adequate), unequal

usage: inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting"

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Definition and meaning of wanting (Dictionary)