necessitous

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 necessitous — index destitute, exigent, impecunious, important (urgent), mandatory, necessary (required), poor …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 necessitous — *poor, indigent, needy, destitute, penniless, impecunious, poverty stricken Analogous words: impoverished, drained, depleted, exhausted, bankrupt (see DEPLETE) Contrasted words: *rich, wealthy, affluent, opulent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 necessitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking the necessities of life; poor …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 necessitous — [nə ses′ətəs] adj. [Fr nécessiteux: see NECESSITY & OUS] 1. in great need; destitute; needy 2. that is necessary or essential 3. calling for action; urgent necessitously adv. necessitousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 necessitous — necessitously, adv. necessitousness, n. /neuh ses i teuhs/, adj. 1. destitute or impoverished; needy; indigent: to aid a necessitous young mother. 2. being essential or unavoidable: a necessitous discharge of responsibilities. 3. requiring… …

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  • 7 necessitous — adjective /nəˈsɛ.sə.təs/ a) Needy, indigent, destitute, poor. For all our vow of poverty, we can by rule amass to the extent of ’two shillings’; but it is to be given to our necessitous kindred, or in charity. b) In need, lacking …

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  • 8 necessitous — adjective distributing milk to necessitous mothers Syn: needy, poor, short of money, disadvantaged, underprivileged, in straitened circumstances, impoverished, poverty stricken, penniless, impecunious, destitute, pauperized, indigent, without a… …

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  • 9 necessitous — ne•ces•si•tous [[t]nəˈsɛs ɪ təs[/t]] adj. 1) needy; indigent 2) essential or unavoidable 3) requiring immediate attention or action; urgent: necessitous demands[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15 ne•ces′si•tous•ly, adv. ne•ces′si•tous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 necessitous — adjective Date: 1611 1. needy, impoverished 2. urgent, pressing 3. necessary • necessitously adverb • necessitousness noun …

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  • 11 necessitous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having little or no money or wealth: beggarly, destitute, down and out, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty stricken. Informal: broke, strapped. Idioms: hard up, on one… …

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  • 12 necessitous — ne|ces|si|tous [ nə sesıtəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL poor …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 necessitous — ne ces·si·tous || nɪ sesɪtÉ™s adj. poor, wanting; needy; unavoidable, necessary …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 necessitous — [nɪ sɛsɪtəs] adjective (of a person) poor; needy …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 necessitous — a. 1. Needy, indigent, poor, penniless, moneyless, destitute, distressed, pinched, reduced, in need, in want, short of money, out of money, out of pocket, out of cash. 2. Narrow, destitute, pinching …

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  • 16 necessitous — adjective a word meaning poor used when people are trying to sound important or want to avoid saying poor directly necessitously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 necessitous — adj 1. needy, indigent, impoverished, impecunious, penurious, distressed, in reduced circumstances, reduced, straitened, in straitened circumstances, in narrow straits, in dire straits; poor, badly off, Inf. hard up, unable to make ends meet,… …

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  • 18 necessitous — ne·ces·si·tous …

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  • 19 necessitous — /nəˈsɛsətəs/ (say nuh sesuhtuhs) adjective being in or involving necessity; needy; indigent. –necessitously, adverb –necessitousness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20 necessitous —   a. needy; destitute …

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