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"needy" in British English

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needyadjective

uk   /ˈniː.di/  us   /ˈniː.di/

needynoun [plural]

uk   /ˈniː.di/  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.
(Definition of needy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"needy" in American English

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needyadjective

 us   /ˈnid·i/
very poor: There are many needy people in our area.
(Definition of needy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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