Definitions for needyˈni di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

need•yˈni di(adj.; n.)need•i•er, need•i•est

  1. (adj.)in a condition of need or want; extremely poor; destitute.

  2. (n.)the needy, needy persons collectively:

    to help the needy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. needy(adj)

    needy people collectively

    "they try to help the needy"

  2. destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken(adj)

    poor enough to need help from others

  3. needy(adj)

    demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. needy(adjective)ˈni di

    lacking the basic things needed to live; = poor

    needy families

  2. needyˈni di

    needy people

    a group working to help the needy

  3. needyˈni di

    having emotional needs that are difficult to satisfy

    a needy child


  1. needy(Adjective)

    In need, poor.

    Needy people want to give too, but have few material goods to offer.

  2. needy(Adjective)

    Desiring constant affirmation, lacking in self confidence

    "It's emotionally exhausting to be around her because she's so needy."

  3. Origin: From nedy, equivalent to . Compare nodig, nötig, nödig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Needy

    distressed by want of the means of living; very por; indigent; necessitous

  2. Needy

    necessary; requiste


  1. Anita "Needy" Lesnicky

    Anita "Needy" Lesnicky is a fictional character from the 2009 film Jennifer's Body.

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