- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||in need, usu. of physical necessities, but sometimes of affection or other forms of emotional sustenance.
The winter coats will be distributed to needy families.She's been understandably needy since her husband left.
- deprived, destitute, distressed, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, penniless, penurious, poor, starving
- similar words:
- hungry, impecunious, lacking, poverty-stricken, thirsty, wanting
||destitute, forlorn, mendicant, poor