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needy

need·y

needy

pronunciation:
ni di
part of speech: adjective
inflections: needier, neediest
definition: needing things such as food, money, family, or love.
The needy family received a gift of food for the holidays.The needy child wanted to be held all the time.
synonyms:
deprived, destitute, penniless, poor, starving
antonyms:
wealthy
similar words:
hungry, lacking, thirsty
derivation: neediness (n.)