What does needy mean?

Definitions for needyˈni di

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word needy.

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

Wiktionary

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of needy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of needy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.

  2. Salvation Army Maj. Gary Sturdivant:

    The saddest part is if the guy was that needy, he could have just come down to our center.

  3. Sean Loudin:

    We are the large regional hospital in a three-hour radius, and we were turning down sick and needy babies from other hospitals.

  4. Steven Camarota:

    The fact is, there is not an unlimited pot of money to help needy students or high-achieving low-income students. And there is a certain one-for-one, a crowding-out effect.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    You may not be able to give out all your resources/riches/fortune to the needy/helpless. But, you can give out some part of it/them just to advance the cause of the needy/helpless.

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