Need Synonyms and Antonyms

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We found there are 18 synonyms for the word need.

  1. demand
  2. necessitate
  3. require
  4. call for
  5. demand
  6. postulate
  7. involve
  8. ask
  9. take
  10. want
  11. want
  12. require
  13. motivation
  14. motive
  15. indigence
  16. pauperism
  17. pauperization
  18. penury

And we also found there are 3 direct antonyms for the word need.

  1. obviate
  2. rid of
  3. eliminate
Term Definition

demand (noun)

a condition requiring relief.

necessitate, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take (verb)

require as useful, just, or proper.

Antonyms: obviate, rid of, eliminate (verb)

do away with.

want (noun)

anything that is necessary but lacking.

want, require (verb)

have need of.

motivation, motive (noun)

the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior.

indigence, pauperism, pauperization, penury (noun)

a state of extreme poverty or destitution.

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the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

necrotic (adjective)
relating to or affected by necrosis

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enteritis characterized by bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal pain

necrotizing enterocolitis (noun)
an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow

nectar (noun)
a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators

nectar-rich (adjective)
of plants that are rich in nectar

nectariferous (adjective)
possessing nectaries

nectarine (noun)
variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh

nectarine tree (noun)
variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh

nectarous (adjective satellite)
extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant

nectary (noun)
a gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectar

Necturus (noun)
a genus of Proteidae

Necturus maculosus (noun)
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Nederland (noun)
a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level

nee (adjective satellite)
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