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necessitous

[ nuh-ses-i-tuhs ]
/ nəˈsɛs ɪ təs /
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adjective

destitute or impoverished; needy; indigent: to aid a necessitous young mother.
being essential or unavoidable: a necessitous discharge of responsibilities.
requiring immediate attention or action; urgent: the necessitous demands of the oil shortage.

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Origin of necessitous

First recorded in 1605–15; necessit(y) + -ous
necessary, necessitous
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British Dictionary definitions for necessitous

necessitous
/ (nɪˈsɛsɪtəs) /

adjective

very needy; destitute; poverty-stricken
necessitously, adverb
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