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needy

need·y

needy

 
pronunciation:
ni di
part of speech: adjective
inflections: needier, neediest
definition: in need, usu. of physical necessities, but sometimes of affection or other forms of emotional sustenance.
synonyms:
deprived, destitute, distressed, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, penniless, penurious, poor, starving
antonyms:
wealthy
similar words:
hungry, impecunious, lacking, poverty-stricken, thirsty, wanting
derivation: neediness (n.)