Definition of needy
1 : being in want : poverty-stricken <needy families>
2 : marked by want of affection, attention, or emotional support <emotionally needy>
Examples of needy in a sentence
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
NEEDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of needy for English Language Learners
: not having enough money, food, etc., to live properly
: needing a lot of attention, affection, or emotional support
NEEDY Defined for Kids
Definition of needy for Students
: very poor
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