[nee-dee] /ˈni di/
adjective, needier, neediest.
in a condition of or want; poverty-stricken; impoverished; extremely poor; destitute.
(used with a plural verb) needy persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
Help the needy.
adjective needier, neediest
late 12c., neodi “poor, indigent,” from need (n.) + adjectival suffix -y (2). Cf. Dutch noodig, German nothig, Old Norse nauðigr. As a noun from mid-14c. Related: Needily; neediness.
[nee-dee-nis] /ˈni di nɪs/ noun 1. a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence. /ˈniːdɪnɪs/ noun 1. the state of being needy; poverty
[need] /nid/ noun 1. a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there. 2. a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary: to fulfill the needs of the assignment. 3. urgent want, as of something requisite: He has no need of your charity. 4. necessity arising from the circumstances […]
[need-l] /ˈnid l/ noun 1. a small, slender, rodlike instrument, usually of polished steel, with a sharp point at one end and an eye or hole for thread at the other, for passing thread through cloth to make stitches in sewing. 2. any of various similar, usually considerably larger, implements for making stitches, as one […]
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