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need·y  (nd)
adj. need·i·er, need·i·est
1. Being in need; impoverished. See Synonyms at poor.
2. Wanting or needing affection, attention, or reassurance, especially to an excessive degree.

needi·ly adv.
needi·ness n.

needy  /nidi/  n.adj. -ier, -iest 1 lacking the basic necessities, such as food, clothing, and housing; poor, impoverished: That needy man has no money, food, medicine, or clothes. 2 n. pl. the needy: poor people in general: The needy are helped by the charities in our town.

Thesaurus: needy adj.1 poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent.
n. pl.
the needy the poor, the homeless, the poverty-stricken. needy

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