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Words ending with NEED - Front hooks

Possible Front Hook(s)
kneed, sneed

Words starting with NEED - Back hooks

Possible Back Hook(s)
needs, needy

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NEED in crossword

NEED as solution

Letters of NEED

consonantsd, n
vowels2 × e
anagramsdeen, dene, eden


Another word for NEED

need: call for, have got, ask, beggary, demand, demand, have, indigence, involve, motivation, motive, must, necessitate, ought, pauperism, pauperization, penury, postulate, require, require, should, take, want, want

Antonyms, the opposite of NEED

need: rid of, eliminate, obviate

Meaning of NEED

[n] 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; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"

[n] anything that is necessary but lacking; "he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs"; "I tried to supply his wants"

[n] a condition requiring relief; "she satisfied his need for affection"; "God has no need of men to accomplish His work"; "there is a demand for jobs"

[n] a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

[v] have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"

[v] have or feel a need for; "always needing friends and money"

[v] be in want of

[v] require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"

[v] be obliged, required, or forced to; "She has to get her driver's license"

[v] be logically necessary

need: bare cupboard, bare necessities, bare subsistence, be forced, be hurting for, be in for, be in want, be indicated, be necessary, be obliged, be pinched, be poor, call for, cannot do otherwise, cannot help but, clamor for, cry for, cry out for, demand for, empty purse, go on welfare, grinding poverty, hand-to-mouth existence, have got to, have need to, have occasion for, have to, intellectual curiosity, lust for learning, missing link, must item, need for, need to, needs must, pleasure principle, run short of, sexual desire, sine qua non, take doing, the necessary, the needful, thirst for knowledge, want doing, will and pleasure, wish fulfillment, absence, ardor, arrearage, ask, basic, beggarliness, beggary, break, call, charge, claim, commitment, committal, concupiscence, constraint, covet, crave, curiosity, dearth, defalcation, defect, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, demand, deprivation, desideration, desideratum, desire, destitution, devoir, difficulty, discontinuity, distress, drive, drought, duty, eagerness, emergency, essential, essentials, exact, exaction, exigency, extremity, famine, fancy, fantasy, fundamental, gap, gripe, hanker, have, hiatus, homelessness, hope, horme, hunger, impecuniousness, imperfection, impoverishment, incompleteness, indigence, indispensable, insufficiency, interval, lack, lacuna, libido, long, mendicancy, mind, miss, moneylessness, must, necessaries, necessary, necessities, necessitousness, necessity, needfulness, neediness, occasion, omission, ought, outage, passion, paucity, pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch, pine, pleasure, poorness, poverty, prerequire, prerequirement, prerequisite, privation, require, requirement, requisite, requisition, right, scarcity, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, should, starvation, starve, stress, thirst, trouble, ullage, urge, use, want, wantage, wanting, will, wish, yearn

See also

need: cry for, cry out for, ethical motive, irrational motive, mental energy, psychic energy, psychological feature, rational motive, be, condition, cost, cry, deficiency, desire, draw, essential, ethics, govern, imply, impoverishment, impulse, lack, life, morality, morals, necessary, necessity, necessity, poorness, poverty, requirement, requisite, status, urge, want, want