necessitousness

necessitousness

(nɪˈsɛsɪtəsnəs)
n
the state or quality of being necessitous; neediness
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Overindulgence, intemperance, immoderation and dissipation were celebrated as part of the embracement of a true way of being a free human subject, whose experiences were not restricted or bound by penny-pinching and necessitousness. Coming from rural worlds of poverty, scarcity and frugality, this modern culture of excess seemed to embody the utopian promise of modernity.