needy definition

  • adjective:
    • Being in need of assistance; impoverished. See Synonyms at poor.
    • Wanting or in need of affection, attention, or reassurance, particularly to an excessive level.
    • In need, poor.
    • Desiring constant affirmation, lacking in self-confidence
    • Distressed by aim of this way of residing; inadequate; indigent; necessitous.
    • Necessary; necessity.
    • poor adequate to require help from other individuals
    • demanding or in need of interest, affection, or reassurance to an excessive level
  • others:
    • Needful; necessity; required.
    • Necessitous; indigent; very poor.
    • Synonyms Needy, Necessitous. Needy generally seems to use mostly towards individual, but additionally to the condition; necessitous into the problem and seldom on individual. Needy indicates a far more permanent state than necessitous; a necessitous condition is more painful and immediate than a needy problem.
  • noun:
    • needy people collectively

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