necessitous

adjective

ne·​ces·​si·​tous ni-ˈse-sə-təs How to pronounce necessitous (audio)
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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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of necessitous was in 1611

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“Necessitous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necessitous. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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