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Meaning of needy

need•y

Pronunciation: (nē'dē), [key]
— adj., n. need•i•er, need•i•est,
—adj.
  1. in a condition of need or want; poverty-stricken; impoverished; extremely poor; destitute.
—n.
  1. needy persons collectively (usually prec. by the): Help the needy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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