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Another word for need

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Noun
  1. A condition in which something necessary or desirable is required or wanted

    See also:

    necessary

  2. Something asked for or needed

    See also:

    over

    necessary

  3. An act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

    See also:

    obligation

Verb
  1. To be required or compelled to do

  2. To be without what is needed, required, or essential

    See also:

    owned

Another word for need

Synonym Study

  • Requisite applies to something that is indispensable to a particular end or purpose a sense of rhythm is a requisite in a dancer
  • Exigency refers to a necessity created by some emergency, crisis, or compelling circumstances the exigencies created by the flood
  • Necessity , a more formal word, suggests an imperative need for something indispensable but lacks the emotional connotations of needthey are in need of food, food is a necessity for all living things
  • Need refers to a pressing requirement of something essential or desirable that is lacking