Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb want

5 senses of want

Sense 1
desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 2
want, need, require -- (have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
want -- (hunt or look for; want for a particular reason; "Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you")
       => search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 4
want -- (wish or demand the presence of; "I want you here at noon!")
       => demand -- (request urgently and forcefully; "The victim's family is demanding compensation"; "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately"; "She demanded to see the manager")

Sense 5
want -- (be without, lack; be deficient in; "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter")
       => miss, lack -- (be without; "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!")

Antonyms of adj wanted

2 senses of wanted

Sense 1
wanted (vs. unwanted) -- (desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster")

unwanted (vs. wanted) -- (not wanted; not needed; "tried to give away unwanted kittens")
        => abdicable -- (capable of being discarded or renounced or relinquished; "abdicable responsibilites")
        => cast-off (prenominal), discarded, throwaway (prenominal), thrown-away (prenominal) -- (thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture")
        => friendless, outcast -- (excluded from a society)
        => outcaste, casteless -- (not belonging to or having been expelled from a caste and thus having no place or status in society; "the foreigner was a casteless person")
        => uncalled-for -- (not required or requested; "uncalled-for suggestions")
        => unclaimed -- (not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee; "unclaimed luggage")
        => undesired, unsought -- (not desired; "an undesired result")
        => unwelcome, unwished, unwished-for -- (not welcome; "unwelcome publicity")

Sense 2
cherished, precious, treasured, wanted -- (characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted")

INDIRECT (VIA loved) -> unloved -- (not loved)

Similarity of adj wanted

2 senses of wanted

Sense 1
wanted (vs. unwanted) -- (desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster")
       => craved, desired -- (wanted intensely; "the child could no longer resist taking one of the craved cookies"; "it produced the desired effect")
       => hot -- (wanted by the police; "a hot suspect")
       => longed-for, wished-for, yearned-for -- (greatly desired)
       => sought, sought-after (prenominal) -- (being searched for; "the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum")
          Also See-> desirable#1; loved#1; welcome#1

Sense 2
cherished, precious, treasured, wanted -- (characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted")
       => loved (vs. unloved) -- (held dear; "his loved companion of many years")

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