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needy

adjective     /ˈniː.di/
poor and not having enough food, clothes, etc.: The proceeds from the sale go to help needy people in the area.Poverty and poorLacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryPoor people wanting too much attention and love: Sybil was very insecure and needy.Feelings - general words
(Definition of needy adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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