neediness


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need·y

 (nē′dē)
adj. need·i·er, need·i·est
1. Being in need; impoverished; a charity that helped needy immigrants.
2. Wanting or needing affection, attention, or reassurance, especially to an excessive degree.

need′i·ly adv.
need′i·ness n.

neediness

(ˈniːdɪnɪs)
n
the state of being needy; poverty

need•i•ness

(ˈni di nɪs)

n.
a condition of need; poverty; indigence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neediness - a state of extreme povertyneediness - a state of extreme poverty    
impoverishment, poorness, poverty - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
2.neediness - the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree; "he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

neediness

noun
Translations

neediness

[ˈniːdɪnɪs] Nnecesidad f, pobreza f

neediness

nArmut f, → Bedürftigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
Their position was perhaps the happiest of all positions in the social scale, being above the line at which neediness ends, and below the line at which the CONVENANCES begin to cramp natural feelings, and the stress of threadbare modishness makes too little of enough.
Emily Blunt steals the film as Prudie, a snobbish and sometimes cruel woman, who hides her emotional neediness behind the facade of the boorish scholar.
Emily Blunt, pictured, steals the film as Prudie, a snobbish and sometimes cruel woman, who hides her emotional neediness behind the facade of the boorish scholar.
Ira's strategies of setting up a local meet-and-greet, challenging a child to a dance off and playing it cool backfire because his emotional neediness, zeal and occasional social cluelessness repel his peers.
Emotional neediness never turns pathetic; it's given a full rationale.
The ministry said that these classifications include organizations which aim to enhance the social lives of people with limited income, push them to achieve development, and help them overcome their neediness by becoming productive.
Department of the Treasury the sanctions imposed on his country and the flow of refugees from neighbouring countries, pointing out that the American side responded positively and expressed neediness to support Sudanese efforts to shelter refugees, and to combat human trafficking.
The legal mandate to promote and demand, is to reduce by job placement neediness or avoid and placement obstacles by appropriate use of instruments and counseling techniques degrade.
Joanie (right) is annoyed by Zak's neediness and admits she'll always be a flirt.
British teen Stella Park (known to all as Spark) needs to escape her widowed mother's constant neediness.
The workshop was organized by Oxfam, one of the main NGO working in enhanced parts including environmental change, feasible advancement, and neediness easing.
This spindly bundle of neediness - with her fake crying, Lady Di puppy-dog-eyed look and black and white movie diva act - would drive the nicest bloke, like Stevi, to distraction.