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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
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