needy

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adjective \ˈnē-dē\

Definition of needy

needier

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neediest

  1. 1 :  being in want :  poverty-stricken <needy families> < … where needy children from the community could come to get free, nutritious meals. — Liza N. Burby>

  2. 2 :  marked by want of affection, attention, or emotional support <emotionally needy> <The girl was needy for her mother's affection.>

neediness

noun

Examples of needy in a sentence

  1. As a child, she was extremely needy and had no self-confidence.

  2. <those generous souls who regularly give money and donate clothes to help the needy>

12th Century

First Known Use of needy

12th century



NEEDY Defined for English Language Learners

needy

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adjective \ˈnē-dē\

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

needy

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adjective \ˈnē-dē\

Definition of needy for Students

needier

neediest

  1. :  very poor

neediness

noun


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