Synonyms for needy

Synonyms for (noun) needy

Synonyms: needy

Definition: needy people collectively

Usage: they try to help the needy

Similar words: poor, poor people

Definition: people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)

Usage: the urban poor need assistance

Synonyms for (adj) needy

Synonyms: needy

Definition: demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

Similar words: demanding

Definition: requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

Usage: found the job very demanding; a baby can be so demanding

Synonyms: poverty-stricken, necessitous, needy, destitute, indigent, impoverished

Definition: poor enough to need help from others

Similar words: poor

Definition: having little money or few possessions

Usage: deplored the gap between rich and poor countries; the proverbial poor artist living in a garret

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