Another word for need
necessity, requirement, requisite, obligation, compulsion, exigency, demand, call, want, essential, necessary, urgency, matter of life and death, desideratum, sine qua non (Latin), must*; see also necessity 1, 2, 3, requirement 2.
need refers to a pressing requirement of something essential or desirable that is lacking; 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; exigency refers to a necessity created by some emergency, crisis, or compelling circumstances the exigencies created by the flood; requisite applies to something that is indispensable to a particular end or purpose a sense of rhythm is a requisite in a dancerhave need to
if it is required, if the occasion demands, if necessary; see if.
lack, require, feel the necessity for, be in need, suffer privation, be in want, be destitute, be short, be inadequate, have occasion for, feel a dearth, have use for, have need for, miss, be without, do without, be needy, be poor, be bereft, be deprived of, be deficient in, go hungry, not approach, live from hand to mouth, feel the pinch*, be down and out*, be hard up*, be up against it*, do with*; see also want 1.
Another word for neednoun
A condition in which something necessary or desirable is required or wanted:exigence, exigency, necessity. See necessary
Something indispensable:condition, essential, must, necessity, precondition, prerequisite, requirement, requisite, sine qua non. See necessary
Something asked for or needed:demand, exigence, exigency (often used in plural), want. See necessary, over
An act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion:burden1, charge, commitment, duty, imperative, must, obligation, responsibility. See obligation
The condition of being extremely poor:beggary, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, neediness, pennilessness, penuriousness, penury, poverty, privation, want. See rich