Neediness Need"i*ness (n[=e]d"[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The state or quality of being needy; want; poverty; indigence. [1913 Webster]

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  • neediness — index indigence, poverty, privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • neediness — [nēd′ē nis] n. the state of being needy …   English World dictionary

  • neediness — needy ► ADJECTIVE (needier, neediest) 1) lacking the necessities of life; very poor. 2) needing emotional support; insecure. DERIVATIVES neediness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • neediness — noun 1. a state of extreme poverty • Syn: ↑privation, ↑want, ↑deprivation • Derivationally related forms: ↑needy, ↑deprive (for: ↑deprivation), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • neediness — noun see needy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neediness — /nee dee nis/, n. a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence. [1350 1400; ME nedynes. See NEEDY, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • neediness — noun The characteristic of being needy …   Wiktionary

  • neediness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being extremely poor: beggary, destitution, impecuniosity, lmpecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, need, penni lessness, penuriousness, penury, poverty, privation, want. See RICH …   English dictionary for students

  • neediness — need·i·ness || nɪːdɪnɪs n. state of being in need, quality of being in want …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neediness — need·i·ness …   English syllables

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