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needyadjective

uk   us   /ˈniː.di/
poor and not having enough food, clothes, etc.: The proceeds from the sale go to help needy people in the area. wanting too much attention and love: Sybil was very insecure and needy.

needynoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈniː.di/
the needy poor people: Let us pray for those who are not so fortunate as ourselves - the sick, the old, and the needy.
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