Antonyms for neednid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. need, demand(noun)

    a condition requiring relief

    indigence, need, pauperism, demand, pauperization, requirement, motive, motivation, want, penury

  2. need, want(noun)

    anything that is necessary but lacking

    indigence, need, pauperism, deprivation, demand, pauperization, wish, wishing, privation, deficiency, motive, motivation, lack, neediness, want, penury

  3. motivation, motive, need(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, need, motivating, demand, pauperization, want, motive, motivation, pauperism, motif, penury

  4. indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperization(verb)

    a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    motive, need, pauperism, demand, impoverishment, pauperization, indigence, motivation, pauperisation, want, penury

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

    require as useful, just, or proper

    require, read, pick up, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, inquire, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, necessitate, bespeak, invite, imply, consume, drive, hire, posit, consider, need, rent, pick out, collect, quest, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, gather up, lease, take aim, want, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, make, claim, regard, enquire, request, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, call for, affect, expect, bring, command, submit, convey, shoot, aim, direct, contend, charter, get, contain, take in, subscribe, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct

  6. want, need, require(verb)

    have need of

    take, need, require, expect, demand, involve, ask, desire, command, postulate, call for, necessitate, want

  7. need(verb)

    have or feel a need for

    take, involve, require, demand, ask, postulate, call for, necessitate, want

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. need

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    compulsion, destiny, emergency, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, urgency, want

    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. need

    See Basic need, Self-actualisation need


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