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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.
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the state of being needy; poverty
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need•i•ness(ˈni di nɪs)
a condition of need; poverty; indigence.
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|Noun||1.||neediness - a state of extreme poverty|
|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
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