Necessitousness
Necessitous Ne*ces"si*tous, a. [Cf. F. n['e]cessiteux.] 1. Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty. [1913 Webster]

Necessitous heirs and penurious parents. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Narrow; destitute; pinching; pinched; as, necessitous circumstances. [1913 Webster] -- {Ne*ces"si*tous*ly}, adv. -- {Ne*ces"si*tous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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