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Meaning of NECESSITOUS

Pronunciation:  nu'sesitus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  poor enough to need help from others
 

NECESSITOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: destitute, impoverished, indigent, needy, poor, poverty-stricken
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ne*ces"si*tous\, a. [Cf. F. n['e]cessiteux.]
1. Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.

         Necessitous heirs and penurious parents.
                                               --Arbuthnot.

2. Narrow; destitute; pinching; pinched; as, necessitous
   circumstances. -- {Ne*ces"si*tous*ly}, adv. --
   {Ne*ces"si*tous*ness}, n.

 

 

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