: marked by want of affection, attention, or emotional support <emotionally needy>
— need·i·ness noun
Examples of NEEDY
- As a child, she was extremely needy and had no self-confidence.
- <those generous souls who regularly give money and donate clothes to help the needy>
First Known Use of NEEDY
Related to NEEDY
- beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needful, poor, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbare
- affluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
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