necessitous

adjective
ne·​ces·​si·​tous | \ ni-ˈse-sə-təs How to pronounce necessitous (audio) \

Definition of necessitous

Other Words from necessitous

necessitously adverb
necessitousness noun

Examples of necessitous in a Sentence

all the dreaded, necessitous decisions that one must make when arranging the funeral of a loved one amidst the holiday feasting, merrymaking and spending, it was easy to overlook the necessitous members of the community
Recent Examples on the Web Exclusive dedication to necessitous employment without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders John a bland young male. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of necessitous

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Necessitous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necessitous. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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