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neediness

[nee-dee-nis] /ˈni di nɪs/
noun
1.
a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence.
Origin of neediness
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, neediness is from the Middle English word nedynes. See needy, -ness
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neediness

/ˈniːdɪnɪs/
noun
1.
the state of being needy; poverty
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