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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.

needy

(ˈniːdɪ)
adj, needier or neediest
a. in need of practical or emotional support; distressed
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the needy.

need•y

(ˈni di)

adj. need•i•er, need•i•est,
n. adj.
1. in a condition of need or want; extremely poor; destitute.
n.
2. the needy, needy persons collectively: to help the needy.
[1125–75]
need′i•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.needy - needy people collectively; "they try to help the needy"
poor, poor people - people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance"
Adj.1.needy - poor enough to need help from others
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
2.needy - demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

needy

adjective poor, deprived, disadvantaged, impoverished, penniless, destitute, poverty-stricken, underprivileged, indigent, down at heel (informal), impecunious, dirt-poor, on the breadline (informal) a project aimed at raising funds for needy children around the world
rich, wealthy, prosperous, affluent, well-off, well-to-do, moneyed, comfortable
the needy the poor, the disadvantaged, the impoverished, the underprivileged, the deprived, the destitute, trailer trash (U.S. derogatory), the penniless They have organised a Christmas collection for the needy of the parish.

needy

adjective
Translations
مُحْتاج، فَقير، مَعْوِز
chudý
trængende
òurfandi; nauîstaddur

needy

[ˈniːdɪ]
A. ADJ (needier (compar) (neediest (superl))) → necesitado
B. NPL the needylos necesitados

needy

[ˈniːdi]
adj
(= poor) → nécessiteux/euse
(emotionally)en manque d'affection
npl
the needy → les nécessiteux mpl

needy

adj (+er)ärmlich, bedürftig
n the needydie Bedürftigen pl

needy

[ˈniːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → bisognoso/a

need

(niːd) negative short form needn't (ˈniːdnt) verb
1. to require. This page needs to be checked again; This page needs checking again; Do you need any help?
2. to be obliged. You need to work hard if you want to succeed; They don't need to come until six o'clock; She needn't have given me such an expensive present.
noun
1. something essential, that one must have. Food is one of our basic needs.
2. poverty or other difficulty. Many people are in great need.
3. a reason. There is no need for panic.
ˈneedless adjective, adverb
unnecessary. You are doing a lot of needless work; Needless to say, he couldn't do it.
ˈneedlessly adverb
ˈneedy adjective
poor. You must help needy people.
a need for
a lack of; a requirement for. There is an urgent need for teachers in this city.
in need of
requiring; having a lack of. We're in need of more money; You're badly in need of a haircut.

needy

n., pl. los necesitados;
the ___los ___;
a. necesitado-a; pobre.

needy

adj (psych, fam) necesitado emocionalmente, que requiere mucha atención
References in classic literature ?
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.
A roaring, ranting, sleek man-thief, Who lived on mutton, veal, and beef, Yet never would afford relief To needy, sable sons of grief, Was big with heavenly union.
Again: those nobles who had seen the coming storm in time, and anticipating plunder or confiscation, had made provident remittances to Tellson's, were always to be heard of there by their needy brethren.
I could wish it done as soon as it can be done, Wickfield,' said Doctor Strong, 'for Jack Maldon is needy, and idle; and of those two bad things, worse things sometimes come.
If Richard returns,'' said Fitzurse, ``he returns to enrich his needy and impoverished crusaders at the expense of those who did not follow him to the Holy Land.
In defence of these, as time advanced and wickedness increased, the order of knights-errant was instituted, to defend maidens, to protect widows and to succour the orphans and the needy.
It would scarcely be believed that a human being could die so simply--and he such a poor, needy wretch, this Gorshkov
Peter Goldthwaite, on the contrary, after innumerable schemes, which ought to have collected all the coin and paper currency of the country into his coffers, was as needy a gentleman as ever wore a patch upon his elbow.
The king generally bestowed the governorships of the American colonies upon needy noblemen, or hangers-on at court, or disbanded officers.
He replied in the most natural and self-complacent style imaginable, "that he had been among his cousins, who were very poor; they had been delighted to see him; still more delighted with his good fortune; they had taken him to their arms; admired his equipments; one had begged for this; another for that"--in fine, what with the poor devil's inherent heedlessness, and the real generosity of his disposition, his needy cousins had succeeded in stripping him of all his clothes and accoutrements, excepting the fig leaf with which he had returned to camp.
That afterglow has long faded away; and the picture we are apt to make of Methodism in our imagination is not an amphitheatre of green hills, or the deep shade of broad-leaved sycamores, where a crowd of rough men and weary-hearted women drank in a faith which was a rudimentary culture, which linked their thoughts with the past, lifted their imagination above the sordid details of their own narrow lives, and suffused their souls with the sense of a pitying, loving, infinite Presence, sweet as summer to the houseless needy.
Not that charity only which causes us to help the needy and comfort the suffering, but that feeling of universal philanthropy which, by teaching us to love, causes us to judge with lenity all men; striking at the root of self-righteousness, and warning us to be sparing of our condemnation of others, while our own salvation is not yet secure.