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Meaning of NEEDY

Pronunciation:  'needee

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

NEEDY is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Need"y\, a. [Compar. {Needer}; superl. {Neediest}.]
1. Distressed by want of the means of living; very por;
   indigent; necessitous.

         Thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to
         thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land. --Deut. xv.

         Spare the bluches of needly merit.    --Dr. T.

2. Necessary; requiste. [Obs.]

         Corn to make your needy bread.        --Shak.

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