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Adjective: needy (needier,neediest)  nee-dee
  1. Poor enough to need help from others
    - destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, poverty-stricken, dirt-poor [informal]
  2. Demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree
Noun: needy  nee-dee
  1. Needy people collectively
    "they try to help the needy"

Derived forms: needier, neediest

See also: demanding, exacting, poor

Type of: poor, poor people

Encyclopedia: Needy, Oregon