Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Being in need or poverty; necessitous.

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Usage examples "needy":

  1. There was a host of needy people ready to do him such service. - "Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius", Samuel Dill.
  2. Whenever we might apply to the Magister, his door and purse alike were open to us, and peradventure he went more often to visit and succor the needy than he might otherwise have done, inasmuch as he thereby found the chance of speech with his gracious " work- fellow," of winning her praises and kissing her hand, which Ann was ever fain to grant when he had shown special zeal. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. Those cousins were needy folks and had spent the money paid to them; there was no hope of recovering any considerable portion of the amounts. - "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.