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Definition 1: needy people collectively - [noun denoting group]

Samples where needy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they try to help the needy

(needy is a kind of ...) people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)

"the urban poor need assistance"

Definition 2: demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(needy is similar to ...) requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

"found the job very demanding" "a baby can be so demanding"

Definition 3: poor enough to need help from others - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for needy in the sense of this definition

(needy is similar to ...) having little money or few possessions

"deplored the gap between rich and poor countries" "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

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