Definition of Needy

1. Noun. Needy people collectively. "They try to help the needy"

Generic synonyms: Poor, Poor People



2. Adjective. Poor enough to need help from others.

3. Adjective. Demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree.
Similar to: Demanding
Derivative terms: Neediness

Definition of Needy

1. a. Distressed by want of the means of living; very poor; indigent; necessitous.

Definition of Needy

1. Adjective. In need, poor. ¹

2. Adjective. Desiring constant affirmation, lacking in self confidence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Needy

1. in a state of poverty [adj NEEDIER, NEEDIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Needy

needling
needlings
needly
needment
needments
needn't
needna
neednae
needs
needs-cost
needsly
needsome
needst
needways
needwise
needy (current term)
needyhood
neeld
neelds
neele
neeles
neelghau
neelghaus
neem
neem cake
neem seed
neem tree
neemb
neembs
neems

Literary usage of Needy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1902)
"How shall the relief of needy families be organized in a small community? ... What equipment has the community already for assisting its needy families ? ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"Well, Sir, the resident practitioners were discarded, medical clubs were established, the most sordid modes of treating disease were adopted by the needy ..."

3. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an by Lorenzo Sabine (1864)
"Besides, they affected to believe that the Whig leaders were mere needy office-hunters, and that the contests between them were in some measure personal. ..."

4. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"Similarly in the seventy-first Psalm: " In righteousness shall He judge the needy amongst the people, and shall save the children of the poor. ..."

5. Annual Report (1901)
"The Committee on the Care and Relief of needy Families in their own Homes, reported through Mr. Frederic Almy, Chairman. Mr. Almy presided throughout the ..."

6. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"sufficed to show that the enclosure belonged to some needy Frenchman living in a country not his own, and struggling probably with the ordinary evils of ..."

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