Definition of Neediness

1. Noun. A state of extreme poverty.

Exact synonyms: Deprivation, Privation, Want
Generic synonyms: Impoverishment, Poorness, Poverty
Derivative terms: Deprive, Deprive, Needy, Want



2. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Needy

Definition of Neediness

1. n. The state or quality of being needy; want; poverty; indigence.

Definition of Neediness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being needy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neediness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neediness

needes
needest
needeth
needfire
needfires
needful
needfull
needfully
needfulness
needfulnesses
needfuls
needier
neediest
needihood
needily
neediness (current term)
needinesses
needing
needle
needle-bush
needle-clawed bushbabies
needle-clawed bushbaby
needle-exchange programs
needle-holder
needle-in-a-haystack
needle-shaped
needle-sharp
needle-wood
needle bath
needle bearing

Literary usage of Neediness

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1. History of the Peninsular War by Robert Southey (1828)
"Measures These measures proved the neediness of the intrusive government. Its atrocious character had already been amply demonstrated ; if farther proof ..."

2. A New English-German and German-English Dictionary: Containing All the Words by Adolphus Bernays (1834)
"—fcit, /. neediness, indigence, necessity, penury, poverty. rmu, m. thirst; strong desire. /. boldness, rashness. —en, on to thirst, to be thirsty, ..."

3. Biblical Theology of the New Testament by Bernhard Weiss, David Eaton, James E. Duguid (1882)
"... of neediness (Mark x. 14, 15); and one can attain this feeling only when, looking away from everything which he thinks he already possesses, or is, ..."

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