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Meaning of necessitous

ne•ces•si•tous

Pronunciation: (nu-ses'i-tus), [key]
— adj.
  1. destitute or impoverished; needy; indigent: to aid a necessitous young mother.
  2. being essential or unavoidable: a necessitous discharge of responsibilities.
  3. requiring immediate attention or action; urgent: the necessitous demands of the oil shortage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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