Needier
Needy Need"y, a. [Compar. {Needier}; superl. {Neediest}.] 1. Distressed by want of the means of living; very poor; indigent; necessitous. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land. --Deut. xv. 11. [1913 Webster]

Spare the blushes of needy merit. --Dr. T. Dwight. [1913 Webster]

2. Necessary; requisite. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Corn to make your needy bread. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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