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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Need \Need\ (n[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Needed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Needing.] [See Need, n. Cf. AS. n[=y]dan to force,
To be in want of; to have cause or occasion for; to lack; to
require, as supply or relief.
Other creatures all day long
Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest. --Milton.
Note: With another verb, need is used like an auxiliary,
generally in a negative sentence expressing requirement
or obligation, and in this use it undergoes no change
of termination in the third person singular of the
present tense. "And the lender need not fear he shall
be injured." --Anacharsis (Trans. ).
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
65 Moby Thesaurus words for "needing":
appetitive, arrested, bankrupt in, bare of, bereft of, callow,
defective, deficient, denuded of, deprived of, desiderative,
desireful, desiring, desirous, destitute of, devoid of, eager,
embryonic, empty of, failing, for want of, forlorn of, hoping,
hormic, hypoplastic, immature, in arrear, in arrears, in default,
in default of, in short supply, in want of, inadequate, incomplete,
infant, lacking, lascivious, libidinal, libidinous, lickerish,
lustful, missing, optative, out of, out of pocket, part, partial,
patchy, scant, scant of, scanty, scrappy, short, short of, shy,
shy of, sketchy, tempted, unblessed with, underdeveloped,
undeveloped, unpossessed of, void of, wanting, wishing
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