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Adjective: wanted  wón-tid
  1. Desired or wished for or sought
    "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
     
  2. Characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
    "so good to feel wanted";
    - cherished, precious, treasured
Verb: want  wónt
  1. Have a wish for
    "I want my own room"; "I want to go home now";
    - desire
     
  2. Have a requirement for
    "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner";
    - need, require
     
  3. Hunt or look for; require for a particular reason
    "Your former neighbour is wanted by the FBI"; "Uncle Sam wants you"
     
  4. Wish or demand the presence of
    "I want you here at noon!"
     
  5. Be without, lack; be deficient in
    "want courtesy"; "want the strength to go on living"; "flood victims wanting food and shelter"

See also: craved, desirable, desired, hot, longed-for, loved, welcome, wished-for, yearned-for

Type of: be, demand, lack, look for, miss, search, seek

Antonym: unwanted

Encyclopedia: Wanted, a Boy

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